‘Doctor Who’ season 9 spoilers: ‘Game of Thrones’ actor signs on for role

The latest -Due to the way in which “Doctor Who” waits to air their final episodes of the previous season, there’s really not much waiting at all between the end of one story, and the start of new ones. Season 9 is already getting underway, and we have some of the first casting news for it already!

According to Digital Spy, “Game of Thrones” actor Paul Kaye has signed on for a guest role on the ninth season, which will premiere on the BBC all around the world this fall. Unfortunately, there are no exact details at present regarding just what his role will be. In addition to playing Thoros of Myr on the HBO epic, Kaye’s credits include “Lilyhammer,” “Being Human,” and “Ripper Street.”

Expectations are probably already high for the new season, especially since there really should be a tremendous degree of comfort between most of the cast and crew at this point. Jenna Coleman is officially going to be around for the entirety of the season, and you also have Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat also around. There are tabloid stories out there suggesting that the show may take a somewhat-lighter tone in an effort to respond to some critics, but at the moment, the only thing these happen to be are rumors. There’s nothing substantial claiming that this is actually happening.

Still hungry for more “Doctor Who” stories? We’re right there with you. While we won’t be sharing any set photos (it’s a personal decision of ours to not interfere with the creative process that way), we will have further casting announcements and details as time progresses.

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