In her new role Jenna will play Victoria from the moment she became queen as an 18-year-old in 1837. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on September 9 this year. She even sat down with writer Steven Moffat a year-and-a-half ago to figure how best to do it.
So the only quote from a named insider there is from the writer, and she didn’t mention Jenna Coleman at all. “Hopefully people will love it”.
Since we actually have a real announcement this time, it seems really unlikely that Coleman’s going to change her mind-like she did for the last Christmas special, which was meant to be her swan song.
She added: “I’m in denial, it doesn’t feel like I’ve left”. She helped audiences shift the show’s focus to Peter Capaldi in Season 8 and will apparently ease fans into another transition at a yet undetermined time in Season 9.
The new season of Doctor Who starts tomorrow on BBC One and BBC America.
Eight-part drama miniseries “Victoria” follows Victoria’s early life, from her ascension to the throne at the age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Price Albert.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on his Radio One breakfast show on Friday, the 29-year-old admitted that she is stepping down from the role of Clara Oswald.
UPDATE 09.18.15: The rumor klaxon was sounding on Wednesday morning, telling us that Jenna Coleman was leaving Doctor Who.
The answer to that question may be found in The Mirror, which has a report today that claims to explain how and when Coleman will leave.
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Goodwin said Victoria’s diaries gave “an astonishingly vivid picture of her transformation from a rebellious teenager”.
The rumour mill will undoubtedly shoot into overdrive with the two announcements, and many may suggest that River Song could officially become the Doctor’s assistant for the first time.