After miles of speculation that actress Sophie Miles would be the next companion on Doctor Who after the departure of Amy and Rory, that thread was shot down with the announcement this morning on Twitter: Jenna-Louise Coleman, who appeared in the UK series Emmerdale and Waterloo Road and the upcoming Titanic, and had a bit part in Captain America: The First Avenger, will be the next companion. “I’m a huge fan of the show,” she said, “”I want to get started already.” Producer Steven Moffat said of her, “”We saw a lot of brilliant actresses. But Jenna was the only person going faster than Matt – he had to keep up!”
We also learned a bit about the upcoming schedule. We’ll get 6 episodes before the end of the year, including the Christmas special, then 8 more in the new year. Amy and Rory will depart in the 5th episode, after another encounter with the Weeping Angels – “Not everyone gets out alive and I mean it this time,” according to Moffat.