Freema Agyeman has been confirmed in a bbc press release as the new doctor who companion. freema previously appeared in a minor role as Adeola in last saturday’s episode, coming to a sticky end at the hands of the cibermen. Russell T Davies says in the press release:
“The search for a new companion had been underway for some time when I first saw Freema Agyeman, she had come in to audition for the part of Adeola in series two. Watching her during filming confirmed what an exciting new talent she was, so under cover of darkness we called her back in to audition with David for the role of the new companion. It was an immediate and sensational combination, and her range, presence and charm blew us all away. David and Freema are terrific together, and we’re delighted to have chosen her to join the Doctor for more adventures in time and space. The first scripts have been written, and Martha’s a brilliant addition to the TARDIS crew, the perfect foil for the Doctor. Martha won’t be featured in this year’s Christmas special; we’ve got another surprise in store for that.”
obviously it’s far to early to pass any real judgement on this, other than to say that rose will be a hard act to follow. freema’s previous credits only include the usual casualty/the bill t.v fair but an unknown quantity is often the best choice for these sort of things.