?From the BBC:
Former Emmerdale actress
Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord’s new
companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.
Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace
Karen Gillan’s character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next
Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes’ four part mini-series Titanic.
“It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but
when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s
funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the Tardis,”
“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even
faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead
him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where
he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord
ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual
boy meets girl.”
The BBC said the Doctor will meet Coleman’s character in a
“dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous,
climactic 50th anniversary year”.
Well, I’m not sure about the timey-wimey part, but it looks like she has wibbly-wobbly covered.