Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th Time Lord, taking over the role from Peter Capaldi, who officially departs following the Doctor Who Christmas Special airing during the holiday season. The new companions joining Whittaker on her journeys through time and space will be Bradley Walsh(whose character is named Graham), Tosin Cole (Ryan), and Mandip Gill (Yasmin). Also joining the series is Sharon D. Clarke, formerly of the Holby City medical drama.
“The new Doctor is going to need new friends,” said Chibnall. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin, and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”