Doctor Who is set to return to BBC One on Saturday 19th September 2015 in the ninth series of the old time-travelling rascal. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is joined by Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) to meet new and old monsters, and go on a journey that takes them to alien planets, underwater bases, Viking villages, a global Zygon uprising, and leads them through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself.
The Doctor will again come face to face with Missy (played by Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire and a few terrifying ghosts.
Having filmed in Cardiff since January, Peter Capaldi told SFcrowsnest, “Soaring through all of time and space, series nine sees the Doctor throw himself into life with a new hunger for adventure. The cosmos is there for the taking, thrilling, epic and enticing, and his to play in. But he’s almost reckless in his abandon. It’s almost like he’s running from something, something that if it ever catches him will turn his life upside down.”
Previously announced and taking up a guest role in the new series will be Maisie Williams, having already achieved success for her role as Arya Stark in the fantasy drama series Game Of Thrones. Michelle Gomez (Missy) returns to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener, and UNIT are back with Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) returning to series nine following their popular entrance in series eight. Also confirmed as guest cast in the series are Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye, Joivan Wade and Sophie Stone.
The show’s ninth series has been written by lead writer Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Peter Harness, Mark Gatiss, and new writers to Doctor Who – Sarah Dollard and Catherine Tregenna; directed by Hettie Macdonald, Daniel O’Hara, Ed Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, Justin Molotnikov, Rachel Talalay; and produced by Tracie Simpson, Derek Ritchie, Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett.