DoctorWhoTV reports that newcomer Ellis George will be joining Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson for a trip in the TARDIS in the upcoming series Eight. Speculation began last month when Samuel Anderson tweeted “There’s a new member in the Who Crew, my little sis.” and posted this picture on Instagram.
Samuel Anderson will be playing Danny Pink, who teaches at Coal Hill High School along with Clara. That will make the Doctor, two teachers and a pupil from Coal Hill, a bow to the original TARDIS crew?
George will be guest starring alongside Hermione Norris, Tony Osoba and Phil Nice, and the Doctor Who crew is heading to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands for the shoot. The episode is written by Peter Harness (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Wallander), and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Da Vinci’s Demons)
Steven Moffat said, ‘It’s a testament to the quality of Peter Harness’s intense and emotional script, that we’ve been able to attract an actress of the brilliance of Hermione Norris. And for the first time since 1984, the Doctor Who production team is heading to Lanzarote. The Doctor is returning to the scene of an old adventure – but there have been sinister changes since his last visit.’