The worst kid of all is back, and with retribution. The Amazing science fiction TV series Doctor Who has its “something new” with its tenth season rapidly drawing closer. What’s more, the show has likewise handled its “something old” with John Simm.
Simm, who came onto the little screen as the super-villain the Master in 2007, will repeat the part in the coming season. BBC formally affirmed that Simm will come back to clash with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his new accomplice Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), the show’s first gay buddy.
Simm showed up on Doctor Who on New Year’s Day 2010, in the season 4 finale, “The End of Time: Part Two.” The rogue will show up once again against the show’s main character this year. What’s more, he’ll fly up along with the gender-inverted Missy (Michelle Gomez), a regeneration of the Master.
Simm expressed, “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 [season].”
In spite of the fact that Simm seems wired to prepare for another round with the darling time-traveling legend, it appears to be a different story for Doctor Who’s executive producer and writer. Steven Moffat communicated his exasperation that the information had been leaked: “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 favorites 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 show’s tenth season will also highlight Jekyll and Hyde on-screen character Stephanie Hyam in a little role and Oppenheimer performer David Suchet as the Landlord. It might even showcase the previous on-screen character Jenna Coleman make a comeback as Clara. Season 10 is the last one for both Capaldi and Moffat. Although executives purportedly won’t search for another Doctor, Moffat’s substitution has been found. Chris Chibnall will take his place as the new head writer and executive producer. Doctor Who makes a comeback on April 15.