It just feels to me like stunt casting. Hopefully they can write decent episodes for her. I’m kind of expecting her run to be a Peter Davison-style era, a bit of a bland personality with bland writing resulting in fairly forgettable TV.
Well, we’d already had Missy, and even before that, the Doctor mentioned the Corsair switching genders during regeneration in “The Doctor’s Wife”.
The actress is a good choice – she’s been in Black Mirror and of course Broadchurch, as well as the 2011 movie Attack The Block, which also launched the career of one John “Finn” Boyega. Now it’s all down to the scripts.
Who should the companion be? I’m hoping for Brian Blessed as Romana’s 12th incarnation.