Peter Capaldi recently made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show and was asked about the departure of Jenna Coleman. At the time, Capaldi couldn’t say much about Jenna’s final episodes, only that it was a sad occasion. At this point I think the majority has seen the last few episodes, and I won’t say anything in detail, but to me the two-part season finale was some of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman’s finest work on Doctor Who.
We know that Jenna is wrapped so the question is, who will be the new companion? At a certain point in the interview, Norton asks Capaldi about the possibility of Maisie Williams returning full time as the next companion, and he does pause. I don’t know if that’s a yes, but I can’t say anything or a I just can’t say anything at all. Maisie Williams appeared in episodes of Doctor Who season 9 but I would like to see Ashildr/Me come back for adventures with the Doctor, from time to time, not unlike I’d rather see someone new in the role of companion.
What do you think? Do you want to see Maisie Williams sign on as companion or bring in someone completely new?