While the Doctor Who spinoff Class is ready to debut there's another story fans are hoping the BBC will explore – the adventures of Clara and Ashildr. But will it ever see the light of day? Past companion Jenna Coleman has some thoughts.
Doctor Who introduced us to Maisie Williams's Ashildr in Season 9's “The Girl Who Died.” What appeared to be a cool, Viking story with an awesome guest-star turned into a lot more. Ashildr went on to become immortal due to the Doctor's interference, eventually leading many lives and calling herself Me. Coleman and William's character arcs came to an “end” it the episode “Hell Bent,” but the door for both their stories continuing was left wide open.
The Radio Times got to speak with Coleman recently and asked her what the odds were of a spinoff. She mentioned she'd been asked that question “a lot.”
“Yeah, I think there”s a bit of interest from fans there in particular. I mean it”d be fun to do, but again maybe some things are best left in the imagination,” she said “I loved the exit. I thought [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] did an amazing job. And I like leaving it, in a way, where in the fan”s imagination she”s off in her own TARDIS still traveling. I wouldn”t want to unpick that in any way.”
She also added that it wouldn't quite make sense for her to come back to the main show either. “I think the Doctor doesn”t even remember her any more, so I”m not quite sure what story could be told there! Because she”s been wiped from his memory.”
Coleman is currently busy starring on the British royal drama Victoria on ITV and said she's looking forward to seeing what comes of Class. Williams previously went on record to say she was happy fans wanted her character to come back but “I”m not going to return, I have a lot of other really exciting projects lined up instead.”
But I've said ti before and I'll say it again, you never know what might happen on Doctor Who. Even if we never see these two reunite on the show they could have an audio play, the Doctor Who comic book series, or even an animated special one day.