Serial fans who follow the Doctor and his companions for more than just the monsters-of-the-week will have no doubt been disheartened to learn that the upcoming seventh series is set to be lite on story arc. However, new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman has given us all hope by confirming that her character, at least, will have a story arc.
As many Whovians know, Amy and Rory Pond are set to exit the TARDIS in Episode 5, with Coleman’s new companion filling the void by the Doctor’s side. While head writer Steven Moffat has already issued an arc-lite mandate, these two threads will likely form whatever seriability the seventh series has to offer.
Indeed, Coleman has confirmed that her character will have a story arc of note. Speaking to the official Doctor Who Magazine, she said:
“I know what my introduction is. And I have a general idea of where we’re going to go. There’s definitely a story arc.
Coleman notes that her yet-to-be-named character’s storyline is something a of a curve-ball that will leave fans surprised:
“It sounds really interesting, really exciting. I don’t think anything’s been done like it before, but there are lots of secrets and intrigue, and I think it’s going to throw and confuse a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people.”
While Coleman’s new companion was always likely to have some sort of arc-based journey, it’s encouraging to have it confirmed as we prepare for what is set to be a new era for the long-running sci-fi drama. The addition of a solid arc should not only make Series 7 more engaging, but will allow her character to develop.
Source: Digital Spy