A while ago, it was first reported that Paul Kaye of “Game of Thrones” fame (think Thoros of Myr) was going to be coming aboard “Doctor Who” in an early season 9 role, and now, we’re starting to get some more details all about what he will be up to there.
In a press release, the BBC confirmed the news about Kaye’s appearance, and also that the premiere this coming fall is actually going to be a two-part episode with a variety of surprises contained within. There is still no word as of this writing about who Kaye is going to play, but we do at least know that Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are each going to return. That’s certainly better than nothing.
Now, let’s go ahead and share just how excited Kaye is about this gig:
“As a kid of the 1970’s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable … I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to presentTOTP back in the mid ‘90s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”
Meanwhile, show executive producer / showrunner Steven Moffat added the following:
“An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse … Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
We can only hope that this episode lives up to the high expectations, and also that we will have been waiting forever to see it. Season 8 ended with such a strong run, hopefully that will carry over.