‘Doctor Who’ Season 7 First Look: The Doctor & His New Companion

BBC releases the first official picture of Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman as rumors about her character continue to fly.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

This fall, "Doctor Who" will be returning for its seventh season on BBC and BBC America. And although Jenna-Louise Coleman has been cast as the Doctor's new companion, BBC and "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat have been curiously silent about her identity and they have yet to even confirm her name.

Regardless, BBC has unveiled the first official picture of Coleman in character with the reigning Doctor, Matt Smith. It's worth noting that Smith's costume appears to have been changed as well, but it's not clear if that is just for an episode or if it will be a new wardrobe choice for the Doctor going forward.

"[Filming on the new series] is going well," said Smith. "Jenna brings a really different energy to the show – one which I think is very interesting."

As for the identity of Coleman's character, Doctor Who TV reports from the set that her first name is Clara. Beyond that, we know nothing about her. However, some of the wilder rumors out there have suggested that Clara is possibly an alien or a ghost; neither of which would be completely impossible in the "Doctor Who" universe.

We may find out more at the San Diego Comic-Con International if Smith and company make a return appearance in a few weeks. But until then, share your theories about Clara in the comment section below!