Doctor Who and Freema Agyeman fans beware â€“ although the actress is due to return to Doctor Who in Series 4, things will be very different it seemsâ€¦
The frankly unmissable FreemaAgyeman.com has revealed that Freema will be appearing in half of Series 4, as well as turning up in Torchwood!
As the actressâ€™ fansite puts it:
The good news:
1. Freema Agyeman will be in Doctor Who series four as Martha Jones
2. Freema will guest star on Torchwood as Martha Jones for 3 episodes
3. Torchwood series two airs January 2008 so we get to see Freema back on the telly far before the long wait for Doctor Who series 4 to air in the spring
The bad news:
1. Freema Agyeman apparently will NOT be in the Christmas Special
2. Freema doesnâ€™t return until the middle of Doctor Who series four (ep 6? 7?)
3. There is a new companion TBA for all 13 episodes of Doctor Who series four
This of course is unprecedented (Tegan didnâ€™t leave for this many stories back in 1983) in Doctor Who and opens things up in a very interesting way. Seeing Martha Jones in Torchwood meanwhile will be very interesting, as will the introduction of a new companionâ€¦
According to a BBC Press Release:
The new announcement leaves a vacant space in the Tardis and a new companion for The Doctor, who will join the new series for the entire 13 week run will be announced shortly.
This is something weâ€™ll be watching out for over the next few weeks, and
Might even be enough to drag me from my two weeks off that starts at the weekendâ€¦
So whatâ€™s the official word from the Executive Producer?
Doctor Whoâ€™s executive producer and head writer, Russell T Davies comments: â€˜Series three has gained outstanding reviews and Freema has been a huge part of that success, gaining rave notices for her portrayal of Martha. Now we are taking the character of Martha into brand new territory with a starring role in Torchwoodâ€™.
Freema Agyeman said â€˜I canâ€™t wait to start filming on Torchwood and the new series of Doctor Who. Itâ€™s a huge new challenge for me and Iâ€™m delighted Russell has decided to expand the character of Martha Jones.â€™
Roll on Torchwood Series 2 and Doctor Who Series 4!