It is the end of an era for “Doctor Who.” Jenna Coleman is leaving the drama after about three years with the popular sci-fi series.
Coleman, who played companion Clara Oswald to both the Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who, announced her departure during an interview with BBC Radio 1.
“I have left the Tardis – it’s happened,” she said, following reports earlier this week. “I’ve filmed my last scenes.”
She also posted her departure from the series on Twitter:
Coleman is leaving the series to play Queen Victoria from age 18 to her ascension to the throne for British channel ITV. She’s set to begin shooting soon.
“[My exit has] been in the works for a very long time,” she said on the radio show. “[Writer] Steven [Moffat] and I sat down a year and a half ago and tried to work out the best place to do it and tell a really good story.
“We’re not going to give any details but it will happen at some point this season… We worked out a really good story arc out so hopefully people will love it.”
Coleman’s final season of “Doctor Who” debuts Saturday, September 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
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