Latest Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer Highlights New Companion, Teases “A Time for Heroes”
The latest trailer for Doctor Who Season 10 doesn’t reveal too much, but we do get to hear from the new companion, Bill Potts, who’s played by actress Pearl Mackie.
“The first time you meet him, he’s funny,” she says. “The second time, he’s amazing. The third time, you realize he’s the most dangerous man in the universe.”
“He says he’s a man of peace, but he walks in war,” she continues. “I’m having the time of my life, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world–even if it kills me.” This quote may turn out to be quite telling. While Doctor Who loves its hyperbole, it’s worth nothing that Mackie only has a one-year contract, and there are rumors that season 11 will represent a “clean slate” for the series. Her character may indeed die by season’s end.
In the teaser, Bill, the Doctor, and Matt Lucas’s Nardole stalk dramatically through a library. They eventually arrive at a smokey wall of obscured faces, which seems to depict the various villains from this season. Fans are already speculating about their identities.
Taking a stab at analysing that #TimeForHeroes #DoctorWho trailer. I spot #Daleks, #Cybermen, and #IceWarriors. pic.twitter.com/J9S5muuxAN
— Alex Moreland (@morelandwriter) February 25, 2017
Mackie’s Bill will take over as the Doctor’s Companion this season, replacing Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald. This season will also be star Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat’s last. Torchwood head writer and Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take over as showrunner for season 11.
Season 10 of Doctor Who premieres on April 15 on BBC America.
(Via GamesRadar, io9 and ComicBook.com; image via screengrab)
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