Karen Gillan to remain with Doctor Who

Karen Gillan{jcomments on}Karen Gillan has stated she will be stating with Doctor Who for the foreseeable future.

The actress, who plays Amy Pond in the BBC sci-fi series, told Zap2it that she will return next year for the show’s seventh season. “I am going to come back, yes, That’s the first time I’ve said that today“. The actress said when asked if Amy Pond would be returning for another season. It has already been confirmed that Matt Smith will reprise his role of the 11th Doctor for the seventh season which will be spilt across 2012 and 2013 – in total the season will comprise of 14 episodes one of which will likely be a Christmas Special. Production on the seventh season is due to begin in the Autumn which will see two new executive producers join replacing the departing Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

If Karen Gillan does indeed return next year it will be her third consecutive season in the role of Amy Pond. That will make the actress the only one – since the series was revived in 2005 – to appear in three consecutive reasons in a regular capacity. Billie Piper bowed out, as Rose Tyler, after two seasons but returned for several guest appearances during Doctor Who’s fourth season. Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones, appeared for one season but returned for five episodes of the fourth season as well as crossing over to spin-off Torchwood for three episodes. Catherine Tate, who played Donna Noble, appeared for a Christmas Special before returning as the regular companion in the fourth season. All three also returned for The End of Time, the two-part story that marked the end of David Tennant’s tenure. John Barrowman, Camille Coduri and Noel Clarke appeared across several non-consecutive seasons as their respective characters.