The casting of a new companion for Doctor Who was announced today!
Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord's new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan's character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series. Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic.
Of course, Doctor Who fans reacted to the casting news in their usual measured and thoughtful way.
Why is jenna louise Coleman the new doctor who companion. She's so fake it's horrible. Karen Gillan 5ever!!— The JellyFox (@CoreySnipe) March 21, 2012
'Jenna-Louise Coleman announced as the new Doctor Who companion.' You can fuck off. Karen Gillan is the best person ever.— William Gazzard(@gilliamwazzard) March 21, 2012
NO. Jenna-Louise Coleman is too stereotypically beautiful to be the next companion, bad choice Doctor Who.— AJ Thomas (@angharadjthomas) March 21, 2012
Eww, terrible choice. RT @bbcdoctorwho Jenna-Louise Coleman announced as the new Doctor Who companion. More to come....— Cpt. Awesome (@_ChaserFan_) March 21, 2012
I can tell you I already HATE the new Doctor Who companion.— Mark D (@MalarkyD) March 21, 2012
WTF NO. She can fuck off as the new Doctor Who companion. I don't enjoy her one bit. Ugh.— Chrissy (@chrissymayxo) March 21, 2012
I already hate Jenna-Louise Coleman. If Amy Pond dies I will hate her much more— Miguel Ángel Ruiz (@MarcMuffins) March 21, 2012
Oh god I hate Jenna-Louise Coleman— Lydia Greenslade (@LydiaGreenslade) March 21, 2012
Ugh, but Jenna Louise-Coleman was annoying and wooden enough in Waterloo Road. :<— Lex Hall (@lexoxoxo) March 21, 2012
WHAT THE FUCK THE NEW DOCTOR WHO COMPANION HAS BEEN RELEASED AND SHES SHIt ugh— beffan (@gruff4lo) March 21, 2012
Also Jenna-Louise whatsherface for new Dr assistant I think is terrible.— Lisa Birch (@lisabirch01) March 21, 2012
I understand that it's almost time for Amy and Rory to step aside, but I think the newest Doctor Who companion is a terrible choice. #sigh— Ryan Karsch (@RyyKarsch) March 21, 2012
Actually upset because I hate the new Doctor Who companion already.— Sarah (@Sarah_Caulfield) March 21, 2012
that's the new companion for doctor who. NO! fuck off twitpic.com/8zcr8c— megan winter;D ♥ (@megaaanwinterr_) March 21, 2012
a bit disapointed with the new doctor who companion, who the fuck is she— ▲vnika(@avnikaaaa) March 21, 2012
Good christ, that girl from Emmerdale is the new Doctor Who companion? ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/67543023.h— Natalie Woo (@paparatti) March 21, 2012
tml bland as fuck. Moffatt continues to fuck it up.
The new companion actress doesn't know shit about Doctor Who.— Rebecca (@keepbuggeringon) March 21, 2012
New Doctor Who companion looks like a crab compared to Gillan. She used to be in Waterloo Road, in which she was terrible. This is madness.— Ben Robins© (@BMLRobins) March 21, 2012
Ugh. Not excited about the new Doctor Who companion...— Kay Lee (@lycheebon) March 21, 2012
The new Doctor Who companion has been revealed and I hate her.— Doctor Kiana (@EnterShiKiana) March 21, 2012
Ugh. | And Doctor Who's newest companion is... on.io9.com/GIXxlC— gideonstrumpet (@gideonstrumpet) March 21, 2012
What? Jenna Louise Coleman is the new Doctor Who companion. Didnt like her in Emmerdale. Ugh.— Ricky Bobby (@richietom81) March 21, 2012
NO I HATE THE NEW DOCTOR WHO COMPANION. WHAT THE FUCK MOFFAT— Jenna B (@jenna_blas) March 21, 2012
New Doctor Who companion sucks.— Kirk Gospel (@NoblesseYou) March 21, 2012
Ugh this doctor who companion news. Moffat I wanted it to be a poc hdu— Diamond D.(@tardisdalek) March 21, 2012
And that's just what I found with a few cursory searches of Twitter throughout the day. God knows what they're saying here on LJ or on Tumblr or the forums. One thing I was surprised not to see was anyone calling her fat. Not on Twitter, anyway. I mean, she's not, but she does have more meat on her bones than Karen Gillan, and science-fiction fans are not necessarly known for being forward-thinking when it comes to female body types. So, one small point in Doctor Who fandom's favor.