Maisie Williams – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway
BBC have announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams has landed a guest starring role on ‘Doctor Who.’
Williams will be joining Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) in the upcoming ninth season.
On her first day on set, Maisie Williams said:
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”
Steven Moffat said he was “thrilled” to have her on board:
“We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound, who recently appeared in the series Cucumber, also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 will return on BBC One this Fall with further casting to be announced in due course.
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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 – After Life
WRITERS: Al Ewing & Rob Williams
ARTISTS: Simon Fraser & Boo Cook
COLORISTS: Gary Caldwell & Hi-Fi
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RELEASE DATE: Wednesday March 25
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THE MAGNIFICENT FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF THE ALL-NEW ELEVENTH DOCTOR ONGOING!
Alice Obiefune was at her lowest ebb when the Eleventh Doctor burst into her life – she’d lost her mother, her job and her apartment. But it didn’t take much of the Doctor’s compassion to get her on board the TARDIS, rediscovering the beauty in life, one time-lost adventure at a time!
From tackling an alien pet in the streets of London, to exposing a devilish mystery in the 1930s Bayou; from discovering the truth behind an austerity-hit pleasure planet to facing a shapeshifting horror in a scientific research station – every day with the Doctor brings a new, impossible, life-threatening experience!
But there’s a storm gathering, just out of view… One that threatens to offer both the Doctor and Alice their deepest, fondest wishes… Just hope they don’t accept!
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DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR VOL. 1 REVOLUTIONS OF TERROR
WRITER: Nick Abadzis
ARTIST: Elena Casagrande
COLORIST: Arianna Florean
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RELEASE DATE: Wednesday 25th March
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THE TRIUMPHANT FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF THE ALL-NEW TENTH DOCTOR ONGOING!
The Tenth Doctor thought he was done with new companions after Donna’s tragic exit – but that was before he met Gabriella ‘Gabby’ Gonzalez during an incursion of psychic parasites in Brooklyn, New York!
Stuck running her father’s Laundromat, Gabby always dreamed of horizons beyond Sunset Park – whether that was going to college, making it as an artist, or just escaping her life for a while.
Now she’s traveling the cosmos as the Doctor’s latest companion – and life couldn’t be more exciting!
Battling invisible creatures on the Day of the Dead, uncovering a galactic conspiracy in the universe’s most famous art gallery… the only downside is the constant threat of death!
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Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Issue #5
Written by: Robbie Morrison
Cover A by Alice X. Zhang
Regular Cover: Alice X. Zhang
Publisher: Titan Comics
Release Date: February 25, 2015
BETWEEN THE FUTURE AND THE PAST: HORROR!
The Doctor and Clara and their allies are split between two time zones, as the clock counts down to the resurrection of the vengeful Kali! Will an ageless cult succeed where so many villains have failed? What chance does the Doctor have against a plan that has been in motion for thousands of years?
Find out in the pulse-pounding finale of The Swords of Kali!
The BBC announced that Michelle Gomez is returning to ‘Doctor Who’ for Series 9. Gomez will be reprising her role as Missy, a.k.a. The Master, in a new 2-part story.
“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!” – Gomez told the BBC.
The new two-parter, titled ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ and ‘The Witch’s Familiar,’ is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink).
Showrunner Stephen Moffat said:
“Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Jemma Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.