Doctor Who's New Companion Pays a Subtle Tribute to Prince

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Earlier today, during halftime at the FA Cup semi-final match, the BBC revealed the new companion coming to Doctor Who in Series 10 in 2017.

Pearl Mackie will play "Bill," the series' latest companion. She will replace Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, who exited at the end of Series 9, and joins Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.

...And, with everyone still in shock over the recent passing of pop culture icon Prince, Mackie took it upon herself to honor the artist in her first official publicity photos, as noticed by Hi-Fi Color founder Brian Miller:

That's the interior sleeve to the Purple Rain LP, as pictured above, featured on "Bill's" t-shirt. Well played, Pearl Mackie!

Doctor Who Series 10 will be an exciting time of transition for the series, as it is both the first Series for the new companion, and the final series for showrunner Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who will return for the annual Christmas Special on Christmas Day 2016.