The new doctor’s Ncuti Gatwa companion Ruby Sunday has joined the Doctor Who 14 cast as Millie Gibson. According to the BBC, she will make her debut alongside the 15th Doctor during the holiday season of 2023.
“Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honored to be cast as the Doctor’s companion. It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have traveled in before me. And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side. I just can’t wait to get started,” she said in a statement.
Added her new co-star Gatwa, “Millie just is the companion. She is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor. From the moment she walked into the room she captured all of our attention with her effervescence and then solidified that attention with the sheer torque of her talent. This adventure is going to be so wild and so fun, I cannot WAIT to sail the universe with Millie!”
Gibson is referred to as a “star” by series creator Russell T. Davies as he assembles a new cast for the following generation as well as the throngs of devoted Doctor Who. Viewers who will watch the new iteration.
“It’s the great honor of my job to find the next generation of talent, and Millie shines like a star already. She’s brilliant, dynamic, clever, and a wonderful actor,” he said. “As a Coronation Street fan, I’ve seen Millie survive chases, guns, and sieges. But that’s nothing compared to what lies ahead for Ruby Sunday.”
New episodes of the series, starring Gatwa in the title role, will debut on the BBC and Disney+ in late 2023.