The BBC have revealed details of the regular cast who will feature in the next series of Doctor Who, due to be broadcast in the Autumn next year.
When Jodie Whittaker
takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor she will be joined by three regular cast members, consisting of Bradley Walsh
as Graham, Tosin Cole
as Ryan, and Mandip Gill
as Yasmin. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke
The new series will consist of a ten-week run of fifty-minute episodes, due for transmission in Autumn 2018
, and kicking off with a feature-length hour for the opening launch.
New showrunner Chris Chibnall
The new Doctor is going to need new friends. 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.Jodie Whittaker
I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It's a dream team!Bradley Walsh
is best known in the UK for his appearances in the soap opera Coronation Street
and for playing lead role of DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK
; he also appeared in the spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures
playing Odd Bob/Spellman in Day of the Clown
. He currently hosts the ITV game shows The Chase
and Cash Trapped
. Walsh said:
I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full-length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!Mandip Gill
is known for playing Phoebe Jackson in the soap opera Hollyoaks
, as well as appearances in Cuckoo, Doctors, The Good Karma Hospital
. She said
I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn't believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I've done previously and that's the part that excites me the most.
Also joining the team is Tosin Cole
, known for his roles in The Cut, EastEnders: E20
. He said
I'm grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I'm looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.Matt Strevens
, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says:
I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.Piers Wenger
, Controller of BBC Drama says
The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He's already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis.Sarah Barne
t, President of BBC America, added:
Doctor Who fans in America are in for an exhilarating ride as the Thirteenth Doctor and her new friends begin a quite amazing new chapter.