Samuel Anderson will play Danny Pink in Doctor Who's eighth season.
Samuel Anderson from The History Boys, Gavin & Stacey, and Emmerdale will join Doctor Who's cast as the recurring character Danny Pink, a teacher at the same school where Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) teaches. Whether Danny will be a companion alongside Clara is uncertain.
"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!" Anderson said. "It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. 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!"
Danny and Clara teach at Coal Hill School, a place with a lot of Doctor Who history. Coal Hill School teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton in 1963 accompanied the First Doctor. "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS," executive producer Steven Moffat said.
The eighth season of Doctor Who will feature Capaldi as the Doctor, giving viewers a good look at his Doctor's personality beyond what little has been shown so far. Filming has begun for the fourth episode, which will guest star Robert Goodman of Game of Thrones. Episode five will guest star Jonathan Bailey of Broadchurch and Pippa Bennett-Warner of The Smoke.
Source: Doctor Who TV