In addition to the casting of Jenna-Louise Coleman last month, we can exclusively reveal that a second as-yet unknown character has been cast in Doctor Who Series 7!
Played by perennial kitchen sink drama actress Justine Alexander (Coronation Street, Brookside, and seen here in publicity for The Crack), the Doctor’s second female companion adds some new Roman spice to the time travelling.
According to our source, Alexander plays “Arial Verdana”, a young, bored girl from Ancient Roman Britain who joins the TARDIS when it lands in St Albans around 3 AD. Since Doctor Who returned with such an impact in 2005, there have been calls for an unusual companion to be cast, one who is either from the past/future or an alien… basically, anything to break up the pattern of contemporary girls from the 21st century.
We’re sure she’ll amaze, and think you will be just as excited as the K team to learn of this new Latin character, whose experiences in the TARDIS with the Doctor and his other female companion could veer from Gothic to fantasy and take them to places as far apart as New York, Chicago, Geneva and Skaro.
While Series 7 feels like months away, it shouldn’t be long before both characters turn up in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip!
We await the official announcement and various comments from cast and executive producer and script writer Steven Moffat with anticipation!
Naturally, this is an April Fool.