Speaking with Doctor Who Magazine, Millie Gibson left fans puzzled over her character’s future and her own departure from ‘Doctor Who.’
In the interview, Gibson referenced ‘Ruby’s season two look’ and discussed episodes and costumes for Season 15, despite her previously confirmed exit. These comments led to confusion over how Ruby Sunday will be featured in the upcoming season, if at all, and what Gibson’s role might be. As per RadioTimes, here is what Gibson said:
“I think the sixties episode will blow people away. I think that’s my favorite personally. It’s a really cool episode with cool costumes. Any of the era episodes are always pretty iconic, aren’t they? It’s good because it’s usually only the companions that get new costumes but that season, the Doctor changes his outfit as well. I’m always blown away by the make-up team and the costume team, they’re so good. I love Ruby’s season two look as well. I’m so lucky.”
Despite announcements confirming her departure after Season 14, Gibson’s remarks suggest that we’ll see Ruby Sunday into Season 15.
Gibson’s Abrupt Departure and Names to Replace Her
Gibson debuted as Ruby Sunday in the seasonal special ‘The Church on Ruby Road.’ Her exit from the series, announced earlier this year, was met with disappointment and surprise from fans, especially given the lack of clarity regarding the reasons behind her departure.
Ncuti Gatwa, the first black actor and the first actor born outside the United Kingdom to lead ‘Doctor Who,’ also joined the conversation. He shared a heartfelt message on social media following the news of Gibson’s departure, offering no further insight into the reasons behind the sudden change but expressing affection for his co-star.
Adding to the mystery, the show announced Varada Sethu as the new companion to Gatwa’s Doctor, starting from Season 15. Production photos showed Gatwa and Sethu together on set, seemingly confirming Sethu’s new role as Gibson’s replacement.
Yet, Gibson’s comments and the lack of a detailed explanation for her exit fuel speculation on Ruby Sunday’s fate and her potential involvement in future storylines.
‘Doctor Who’ is set to air its next season in May 2024 on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ internationally, with guest stars like Jonathan Groff, Indira Varma, and the return of Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush.