It seems like only yesterday we learned that Orphan Black would close down #CloneClub for good with Season 5, but we can’t well wait until summer 2017 for a proper send-off. Thankfully, Comic-Con 2016 will give us the Orphan Black goodbye we deserve, along with an introduction to Max Landis’ Dirk Gently, but where’s Doctor Who?
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And lo, another season of Orphan Black has come to an end with Thursday’s fourth-year finale “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths,” a climax bolstered by the recent announcement of Season 5's renewal and conclusion. Looking ahead to the final season, co-creator Graeme Manson reveals both reasoning behind the abrupt end, as well the potential story continuation in spinoffs and movies.
It’s the beginning of the end for Doctor Who as we know it, now that Season 10 will begin filming Steven Moffat’s last year with the sci-fi staple. Production set to begin next week, Doctor Who has even confirmed Matt Lucas will join the ride as the bumbling Nardole.
The LGBT community needs support and visibility perhaps now moreso than ever, and upcoming Doctor Who spinoff Class stepped up to oblige in its own individual way. Previously keeping the news a secret, Class creator Patrick Ness revealed at least one of the major leads will arrive as an LGBT character with very visible representation.
Turnover is nothing new for Doctor Who, especially as Season 10 gears up to introduce its newest companion in Pearl Mackie’s “Bill,” but that never stops excitement from stirring around a possible return. To wit, Jenna Coleman’s Clara may already be returning for Season 10, as Peter Capaldi claims to have shot something new with the departed star.
The long wait for Doctor Who Season 10 somewhat abated by the recent minisode introducing Pearl Mackie as Peter Capaldi’s new companion “Bill,” but hers won’t be the other notable Doctor Who face returning for Season 10 in 2017. Yes, Missy will return for another round of menace, as confirmed by Michelle Gomez herself.
Sherlock production has been curiously quiet since the initial announcement last month, with nary a sighting of Benedict Cumberbatch or Martin Freeman, though it seems the game is finally once again afoot. Captain America baddie Toby Jones has officially been announced as a new Season 4 villain, deepening the great Moriarty mystery.
Anyone familiar with Richard Adams’ Watership Down can attest to its grim nature, but an upcoming animated miniseries for The BBC and Netflix at least has a bright outlook on its cast. Not only can Star Wars lead John Boyega and several X-Men count themselves among the new voices, so too can Gemma Arterton and more.
Doctor Who fans have been anxious for a glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s next adventures all year, and while Season 10 won’t shove off until 2017, we at least know Twelve’s newest companion to follow Jenna Coleman’s Clara. Prepare to meet Bill, as Pearl Mackie joins the cast as Doctor Who’s next companion!
Despite the distinct lack of Doctor Who in 2016 beyond the Christmas Special, we’ve known that Peter Capaldi would take on a new companion to replace Jenna Coleman’s Clara. That new star will land as soon as this weekend, as Doctor Who prepares to announce the next companion entering the TARDIS.