Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole have been announced as the companions for the new series of Doctor Who, joining Jodie Whittaker in the Tardis.
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Yasmin (Gill), Ryan (Cole), and Graham (Walsh) will see a return to a more traditional, multi-companion Who set-up, differing from the New Who standard of just one companion.
In a (very) brief statement, new show runner, Chris Chibnall, said:
The new Doctor is going to need some friends!
Format changes have been announced too: The Mirror reported recently that the eleventh series of the rebooted Who would feature just ten episodes, all of which would be an hour long. They were nearly right: series eleven will feature ten episodes, all of which will be fifty minutes long (as opposed to the forty-five-minute episodes we’ve become used to), apart from the series opener – Whittaker’s first in the titular role – which will be a feature-length, hour-long episode.