Doctor Who Season 8 Release Date, Spoilers and Cast Rumors: Samuel Anderson Joins Cast as New Doctor’s Male Companion

Louis KahnApr 01, 2014 10:16 PM EDT

The 12th Doctor has now arrived and fans are already informed of his identity. Peter Capaldi who has already held a small role on 'Doctor Who' spin-off 'Torchwood,' will be portraying the newest incarnation of the Doctor.

With second half of seventh season companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) by his side, their intergalactic cadre will now boast Coal Hill Secondary School Teacher Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) to bring a whole new balance to the time travelling platoon of heroes.

Anderson has previously played in British television shows such as "The History Boys" and "Doctors," and if his role is indeed to accompany both Coleman and Capaldi in their high-flying time challenging adventures, he will be in the company of some less common but well-renowned male companions in the show's history.

Samuel noted his pleasure at being included in one of the longest running and most celebrated English T.V. shows of all time: "I was so excited to join 'Doctor Who,' I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started," Anderson remarked in a statement.

"It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo."

Interesting side note: Coal Hill Secondary School, where Clara Oswald and Danny Pink both work, will be appearing for the 4th time in the long running series. A small motif from the show's beginning, the school appeared in the first episode ever.

The next season, or 'series,' of the Doctor is likely to broadcast this upcoming Fall, although whether it will an August or September start date is still up in air as far as fans are aware.

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