Fans of Doctor Who have been in a tizzy these past few months with the announcement of Steven Moffat leaving the series as its showrunner and Jenna Coleman bidding the TARDIS farewell as Twelve’s companion. Much of the talk surrounding the show these days though has turned to who will be Twelve’s new companion.
Maisie Williams’ name has been tossed around quite a bit with the companion talk and more importantly if she was returning as a guest star. Williams was a recurring guest star on Doctor Who series 9, playing the immortal Ashildr (a.k.a. Me). Her story wrapped up nicely in the Series finale, flying off through time in space with Clara Oswald in their very own TARDIS.
With that kind of wrap up in her storyline, fans have wondered if she’ll be coming back anytime soon or whether she’ll be the new companion.
Sorry, Whovians, Williams is definitely not coming back to Doctor Who anytime soon. The actress confirmed the news this week while speaking to Vulture. “Everyone’s hyping about it, which is very exciting, but I guess that’s more of a publicity thing,” Williams tells Vulture. “But no, I’m not going to return, I have a lot of other really exciting projects lined up instead.”
Williams definitely has her hands full, at least when it comes to her other show, Game of Thrones. The hit HBO series is making its way back to TV screens in April, and her character Arya Stark is in for some rough times. Arya lost her sight in the season finale when she defied the Nameless and their ways and took vengeance into her own hands.
As for Doctor Who, a companion has yet to be named as Clara’s replacement, and it’s being speculated that Peter Capaldi will be turning in his sonic screwdriver at the end of next season as well.
Doctor Who is slated to return in Spring 2017.
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