The BBC has today confirmed John Simm will return as The Master in Doctor Who. This follows a news story published by The Sun following the press launch event.
He will battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.
John Simm says:
“I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.
The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion.
A new image for Doctor Who series 10 has been released, ahead of a 60-second trailer for the series premiering on BBC One tonight (Monday 13th March) during half-time of the FA Cup quarter final match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
A new trailer for Doctor Who series 10 has been released today live on the Doctor Who Twitter account and BBC YouTube channel at 3pm. It received its television premiere ahead of the Let It Shine finale.
The Doctor Who spin-off ‘Wartime‘ is to be released on DVD.
Wartime is the title of a short science fiction film, produced direct-to-video in 1987. It was the first professionally produced, authorised independent spin-off of the long-running TV series Doctor Who, and the only such production to be made while the originating TV series was still on the air (it ended in 1989).
Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas special after three incredible series of the BBC’s global hit sci-fi drama.
He made the announcement on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tonight; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next series of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.
Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)
It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. There is so much going on!
So lets start with the Virgin books. It was so exciting when they got the licence. The BBC at the time in their infinite wisdom had decided as well as booting off the TV Doctor Who, that books based on it weren’t worth it either. So Virgin books stepped in with some new fresh talented writers, like Mark Gattis and Russell T Davis (I wonder what happened to those 2?). These were obsessively written by some very talented fans of the show, for the fans. As such they loved swinging for the fences. Bringing in so much Doctor Who mythology as to make Omega take a peek from the antimatter universe to see what the fuss was all about. Not that there weren’t some great additions to the DWU, Bernice Summerfield being one of the most notable.
This year’s Christmas Special sees The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) join forces with a masked Superhero (Justin Chatwin) for an epic New York adventure. A new image from the episode was released today. Continue reading
BBC Children in Need will play host to an exclusive clip from this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special on the charity’s annual Appeal night, Friday 18th November. The sneak peek will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi and Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, team up with an investigative reporter played by Charity Wakefield and a masked vigilante played by Justin Chatwin to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion before the full episode, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’, airs at Christmas. Continue reading