John Simm is returning to Doctor Who for Peter Capaldi’s final season for a special episode which will see him reprise the role of The Master.
Simm was last seen as The Master on New Year’s Day 2010 in a two-part story which saw David Tennant’s departure form the show. Most recently the part of the renegade Time Lord has been played by Michelle Gomez.
Producers say viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how The Master will return to the new series, which starts on Saturday 15 April at 7.20pm on BBC One.
John Simm says: “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.”