Another new face is joining the illustrious ranks of Doctor Who.
Gavin & Stacey alum Samuel Anderson has signed on for a recurring role, BBC America announced Monday.
Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) also teaches. The upcoming season will mark the debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.
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"I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It's a quintessential part of British culture, and I can't believe I'm part of it," Anderson said in a statement. "It's an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"
Added executive producer Steven Moffat: "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963, teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it's the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi's first season of Doctor Who!"
Filming recently began on Episodes 4 and 5 of the new season, which debuts later this year on BBC America. What do you think of the casting?