Doctor Who fans may still be getting themselves back after that emotional farewell last weekend to Amy and Rory Pond, but the question is, where will we next see their little faces next?
The after effects of the companion role have been solid if not spectacular so far, with its previous incumbents only finding TV work after it. Billie Piper only netted the role of Belle in the long running Diary Of A Call Girl off the back of her award winning turn as Rose while Freema Agyeman only secured a role in the U.K version of Law and Order after leaving the Tardis.
With both Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill now joining their ranks, we ask what’s next for both sides of the Pond equation.
Striking while the iron’s hot, Karen Gillan’s already got one project in the can, with a starring role in romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending, where she plays a successful author who can only write well when she’s sad. The trouble is, all the success has made her horribly happy and in tern horribly blocked.
That’s not the only big screen role that Gillan’s been able to nap for herself, with her also set to star in American horror film Oculus, where she’ll play a woman convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the deaths of her parent. Yep, sounds even weirder than an episode of Who.
With filming for that set to start soon, the short term at least looks bright for the Scot.
Athur’s not waiting around either, as he’s currently off filming ITV’s big, headline drama for next year Broadchurch with David Tennant and Vicky McClure. The show is set to centre on a small coastal town being torn apart by the death of a small child and the glare of the media spotlight.
With anticipation high around the drama, getting a role as the town’s priest in the show might prove to be just the right step that Darvill needs to take to break out of any stereotyping from Doctor Who.
Having also completed a run on the West End in military drama Our Boys, Darvill may also be set to branch out in different directions, away from the world of TV. Either way, it seems Mr Pond won’t be gone for too long.
FemaleFirst Cameron Smith