The good news keeps coming for Doctor Who fans
There is plenty of exciting news on the Doctor Who front this week. From the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate, to Ncuti Gatwa being crowned as the new doctor and Bernard Cribbins being spotted on set. As part of the 60th-anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who, Yasmin Finney will join the cast as…Rose?
Catherine last starred as Donna in series four, with her memories of the Doctor and their travels in the Tardis being wiped at the end of her story. Meanwhile, David last returned 10 years ago for the 50th-anniversary story The Day of the Doctor.
Finney gained fame for her recent portrayal of Elle Argent in Netflix’s feel-good queer series Heartstopper which LGBTQ+ communities have praised. She now turns her attention to the hit sci-fi drama. Currently, she is filming scenes to air in 2023, which has been confirmed by the BBC.
If anyone would have told eight-year-old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed themFinney, talking about her new role
“This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life.”Yasmin Finney
Coming up roses
Billie Piper played the original character of Rose, and starred alongside both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant as the Doctor. She stayed on for a series of David Tennant’s reign as the 10th Doctor, before the pair were torn apart in Doomsday, one of the most heartbreaking episodes in the entire series.
It is unclear whether Finney will debut as the character of Rose Tyler, the Doctor’s female travelling companion previously played by Billie Piper, or a different Rose. It is not clear if the “Rose” character will be the new Doctor’s main companion, or if there will be another new character added to the cast.
Throughout the show’s history, companions have usually tended to be female. Though Doctors have also had a number of different crewmates. Ranging from Time Agents, to fellow Timelords and even robot dogs, so anything’s possible!
What do you think of all these new changes in Doctor Who? Are you excited to see Russel T Davies take the helm once again? Let us know in the comments below.