Millie Gibson has joined the cast of BBC’s “Doctor Who.”
According to Variety, Gibson will play Ruby Sunday, the new companion of the Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa.
“Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion,” Gibson said. “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 travelled 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.”
Recently Disney announced BBC and Disney Branded Television are teaming up to deliver this quintessentially British show to future generations on an unprecedented scale with Disney+ as the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland.
Both partners have aligned under returning showrunner Russell T Davies’ bold vision, who takes control of the TARDIS in 2023. He was responsible for Doctor Who’s revival in 2005 and is credited with propelling the show into one of TV’s biggest hits.
The new episodes will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ beginning in late 2023 for fans all over the world.
Per Variety, Gibson is best known for starring in British soap opera “Coronation Street” in the series regular role of Kelly Neelan from 2019 to 2022. She also played Indira in the British children’s series “Jamie Johnson.”