John Simm's The Master returns to Doctor Who

John Simm's The Master returns to Doctor Who

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Thursday, 6th April 2017
Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie & Matt Lucas in the new series of Doctor Who (Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide/Shutterstock)

The Master is back.

John Simm will be returning as The Doctor’s nemesis The Master in the upcoming series of Doctor Who.

The Master was last seen on New Year’s Day 2010 when The Doctor foiled his plans for world domination before sending him back to the Timelords’ home planet of Gallifrey.

John Simm (Mad Dogs, Life on Mars) said, “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.”

The new series will be the last to star Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, and introduces his new companions Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas).

Michelle Gomez will be returning as Missy – a later incarnation of The Master.

Writer Stephen Moffatt, who is also stepping down at the end of the series after seven years at the helm of the show, said “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.”

The new series features a number of new characters including the adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as The Landlord.

Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and – back for the first time in 50 years – the Mondasian Cybermen.

Doctor Who returns at 7.20pm on Saturday 15th April with ‘The Pilot.’


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