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.
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.
BBC Doctor Who announced that they are giving audiences at home the opportunity to create their own brand new digital stories for the Doctor that take him into the new series. The project is titled Mission Dalek as recently teased by the BBC with a mysterious video trailer.
“Audiences can create their story from scratch using new alien enemies from their imagination, or they can use Daleks, Missy and other Doctor Who monsters. Using clips and pictures supplied by the Doctor Who team (found here bbc.co.uk/missiondalek), or video that fans shoot specially on their phone, tablet or camera, it’s an opportunity to create something special and imaginative, that’s full of Doctor Who passion and adventure”
Selected winners will be invited visit the show’s set where they’ll have a chance to meet current doctor Peter Capaldi!!!