Varada Sethu Joins “Doctor Who” as Ncuti Gatwa’s Second Companion

Varada Sethu at the
Varada Sethu at the "Hard Sun" TV series premiere in London in November 2017. Photo by Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock (9244044bm)

Ncuti Gatwa’s journey as the Time Lord is shaping up to be amazing, and he just found his second companion! Varada Sethu is following in the footsteps of Millie Gibson and joining Gatwa as his next companion during his second season as the Doctor.

Sethu was mentioned as a potential replacement for Gibson after the rumors about her departure started circling around in January. Fans were made to believe that Gibson would step down, leaving it up to Sethu to serve as Gatwa’s next companion, but BBC decided to go in a different direction.

Both Sethu and Gibson will board the Tardis alongside Gatwa when he returns for his second full season as the Time Lord. According to the showrunner Russell T Davies, they’ll have this trio fighting side by side because the stakes will be higher than ever in the next season and we’ll need all three to defeat the common enemy.

Varada Sethu is best known as the star of the Disney+ series Andor, and her credits also include TV shows Strike Back: Revolution and Strike Back: Vendetta and movies Jurassic World Dominion and I Came By. She previously collaborated with Davies on BBC’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016.