With just over a week until the new season starts, it’s been revealed that the Master is making a comeback to Doctor Who, and we have some serious questions.
The upcoming 10th season of Doctor Who it set to be the last for the 12th iteration of the Doctor, played by the wonderful Peter Capaldi. What’s more, the showrunner, Steven Moffat is also stepping down, with duties being taken over by Chris Chibnall (who is responsible for surprise crime hit Broadchurch).
If that news wasn’t enough, it was also recently revealed that the new companion, Bill Potts (played by newcomer Pearl Mackie) was to be gay, something that Moffat said shouldn’t be a big deal at all.
Well, it seems that there’s even MORE Doctor Who news, and this time it comes in the shape of a familiar face.
After news was leaked to The Sun newspaper (obvs), the BBC, who produce the long-running sci-fi show, confirmed that the infamous villain the Master was making a comeback. Not only that, however, but the character is going to be played by none other than John Simm.
Simm, you might remember, played the iconic role in the third season of Doctor Who, and did a ruddy good job of it, too.
“I can confirm that it’s true. Thanks to the power of time travel I’m back,” Simm told in a quote via the Radio Times. “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.”
Echoing these sentiments, showrunner Steven Moffat also confirmed the news.
Fans of the show will recall that the Master has appeared in the show since season three, but under the moniker of Missy. And, if Moffat’s comment is anything to go by, it seems that both Missy and the Master will appear side-by-side! Omg, we love a bit of timey wimey wibbly wobbliness.
Of course, we now have SO many burning questions about how, what, when, and how that our excitement for Doctor Who‘s 10th season is palpable.
Luckily, you can catch Doctor Who on BBC America from April 15th.