Tosin Cole will be one of the companions to Jodie Whitaker's 'Doctor Who' in upcoming season
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Tosin Cole will be one of the companions to Jodie Whitaker's 'Doctor Who' in upcoming season

The remainder of the cast to round out the upcoming incarnation of long-running UK series, Doctor Who, has been announced. Among those joining the thirteenth (and first woman) doctor, Jodie Whitaker, will be Tosin Cole.

The British actor is most known to audiences across the pond for starring in the soap operas EastEnders: E20 and Hollyoaks. Stateside, folks may recognize him as one of the stars of the controversial Netflix film, Burning Sands. 

He also had a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, joining Warwick Davis, Dave Prowse and Felicity Jones as the only actors to appear in both Doctor Who and Star Wars. 

Cole was also set to star in Lena Waithe’s Showtime drama series, The Chi, but after the pilot was redeveloped and the principal roles were recast, Jason Mitchell took over the role for the final product premiering this January.

“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe,” Cole told BBC. His character’s name is Ryan.

The other two companions, Bradley Walsh and Mandip Gill, will portray Graham and Yasmin, respectively.

No other details about their characters aside from their names have been revealed.

The show’s new head writer, Chris Chibnall called them “three of Britain’s brightest talents.”

The show will have a 10-week run beginning in Fall 2018.


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