Doctor Who season 11 has just made official trio of three different castings: Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill are now on board! These three castings were confirmed by the BBC today, and it suggests that there will be some familiar faces around new Doctor Jodie Whittaker on a fairly regular basis when the latest batch of episodes premieres.
Of course, the network isn’t giving up too much in the way of insight — the rumor is that Walsh (known in Britain for hosting The Chase) is going to be the new Companion but that’s not 100% confirmed. What we do know is that his role is named Graham, whereas Cole will be Ryan and Gill will be taking on the part of Yasmin. There are no guarantees that these characters will be appearing in every episode this season, but you should get a reasonably good chance to see all of them throughout the upcoming episodes.
In a statement confirming the casting news today, new showrunner Chris Chibnall stated the following:
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”
Meanwhile, check out statements below from all of the current cast for season 11.
Whittaker – “I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”
Walsh – “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full-length feature film made in glorious color. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”
Cole – “I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”
Gill – “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”
There will be ten fifty-minute episodes of season 11 airing next fall, and the show will kick off with a feature-length premiere to get things going.
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