In the ‘news people can feel free to geek out over’ department comes word that Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams will have a guest starring role in the upcoming season of BBC America’s Doctor Who. Announcing Williams’ role, writer/executive producer Steven Moffat said, “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.”
And Williams had this to say about her first day on the Doctor Who set: “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.”
When the series returns this fall, Rufus Hound will also be joining the guest starring cast along with Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
BBC America released details on the upcoming season nine starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, saying the show is filming two period adventures – ‘The Girl Who Died’ written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and ‘The Woman Who Lived’ by Catherine Tregenna.
-By Rebecca Murray
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