In a new interview, Ncuti Gatwa has confirmed that he’s staying for at least two seasons of Doctor Who, meaning he’ll be in Series 14 and 15, both under the watchful eye of showrunner, Russell T Davies.
“[Theatre] kept me warm and it held me all night, even if I was broke. But I’m planning on getting back to it next year, after I finish season two of Doctor Who.”
This ties into rumours that Gatwa is set to film Series 15 soon, presumably shortly after Series 14 shooting concludes; the as-yet-unnamed Series 14 finale is currently being filmed in Wales now, with Bonnie Langford returning as Sixth and Seventh Doctor companion, Mel Bush.
That would at least mean Ncuti gets time away from the role of the Fifteenth Doctor, hopefully avoiding burnout. That’s not to say he’ll definitely continue in Doctor Who beyond Series 15; nor is it saying he won’t. Only those behind the scenes know that…
Similarly, we don’t know how many series Millie Gibson, who plays new companion, Ruby Sunday, will be in.
Gatwa’s had to deal with a huge rush of fame too, which he reflects upon:
“Actors pick this job to hide behind our characters. And now suddenly you’re centre stage. People know where you went to school. So you just have to focus on the job. The fame side can be distracting.”
Nonetheless, he seems to be taking to it well, and he consistently impresses with his thoughtful yet energetic interviews.
You can read the full interview with Ncuti Gatwa in Rolling Stone magazine.