John Simm will reprise the role of The Master in the forthcoming tenth series of The BBC’s “Doctor Who” which serves as Peter Capaldi’s final outing in the role.
Announced by The BBC itself, the report seems to suggest both Simm and Michelle Gomez’s current onscreen incarnation of The Master will share scenes. Simm said in a statement:
“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.”
Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says:
“Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”
Simm was last seen in the role back in early 2010 with his take on The Master disappearing in a blaze of light into a war ravaged and timelocked Gallifrey. The Master didn’t show up again until the end of Capaldi’s first season in late 2014.
The new season of “Doctor Who” stars Saturday April 15th on BBC One.