• Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know

    From Gryphon@1:2320/105 to All on Thu Jul 9 22:18:59 2015
    Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know

    July 3, 2015

    A compilation article of everything we know about Doctor Who Series 9
    so far. This will be continually updated as more info emerges over the
    coming months until broadcast.

    Note: Spoilerphobes read at your own risk.

    LAST UPDATED: 1 July 2015


    Started: 5 January 2015.


    * Autumn 2015


    * 12 episodes, 1 Christmas Special

    Main Cast

    * Peter Capaldi The Doctor
    * Jenna Coleman Clara Oswald

    Other notes: Rumours originally stated that Jenna Coleman will only
    appear in half the series. However, Moffat claims she will be in all of

    Recurring Cast

    * Michelle Gomez Missy
    * Jemma Redgrave Kate Stewart
    * Ingrid Oliver Osgood
    * Joivan Wade Rigsy
    * Jaye Griffiths

    Guest Cast

    * Kelly Hunter
    * Clare Higgins
    * Daniel Hoffmann-Gill
    * Jami Reid-Quarrell
    * Aaron Neil
    * India Ria Amarteifio
    * Joey Price
    * Dasharn Anderson
    * Harki Bhambra
    * Demi Papaminas
    * Paul Kaye
    * Sophie Stone
    * Morven Christie
    * Arsher Ali
    * Colin McFarlane
    * Sophie Stone
    * Zaqi Ismail
    * Steven Robertson
    * Neil Fingleton
    * Maisie Williams
    * Rufus Hound
    * David Schofield
    * Tom Stourton
    * Ariyon Bakare
    * Simon Lipkin
    * Ian Conningham
    * Murray McArthur
    * Barnaby Kay
    * John Voce
    * Struan Rodger
    * Rebecca Front
    * Cleopatra Dickens
    * Sasha Dickens
    * Abhishek Singh
    * Todd Kramer
    * Jill Winternitz
    * Nicholas Asbury
    * Jack Parker
    * Aidan Cook

    Other notes: Kelly Hunter previously played the Shadow Architect in The
    Stolen Earth. Clare Higgins previously played Ohila, a member of the
    Sisterhood of Karn in The Night of the Doctor. Colin McFarlane
    previously played General Austin Pierce in Torchwood: Children of
    Earth. Struan Rodger was the voice of the Face of Boe.

    Monsters & Villains

    * Missy
    * Daleks/Davros (TBC)
    * The Fisher King (TBC)
    * Robots
    * Zygons
    * Ghosts


    * Steven Moffat
    * Toby Whithouse
    * Jamie Mathieson
    * Catherine Tregenna
    * Peter Harness
    * Sarah Dollard
    * Mark Gatiss


    * Hettie MacDonald (2 Episodes)
    * Daniel OHara (2 Episodes)
    * Ed Bazalgette (2 Episodes)
    * Daniel Nettheim (2 Episodes)
    * Justin Molotnikov (2 Episodes)
    * Rachel Talalay (2 Episodes)

    2015 Episodes

    901-902. The Magicians Apprentice / The Witchs Familiar


    Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Hettie MacDonald.

    Missy will make her return with Moffat teasing, Shes straight back to
    plague the Doctor and Clara, but what brings her back into their lives
    is the last thing theyd expect. Jemma Redgrave also reprises her role
    as UNITs Kate Stewart. Parts of the opener will take place on an alien
    planet and parts on contemporary Earth. Clara is still at Coal Hill.
    Capaldi said his Doctor will evolve and that hell probably be
    different again There are more mysteries about him There are other
    things in my Doctor that were still to display.

    According to a rumour in the Mirror the story will see the Doctor
    meeting a younger Davros and facing a dilemma of whether or not to kill
    him before he creates the Daleks. Shot in the second filming block with
    early filming taking place in Spain.

    Guest starring: Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Daniel
    Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio,
    Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas (School

    903-904. Untitled Two-Parter


    Written by Toby Whithouse. Directed by Daniel OHara.

    Shooting began with episodes 3 and 4 in the first filming block. Steven
    Moffat described the story as a brilliantly creepy two-parter and
    one of our scariest adventures yet! According to a rumour from the
    Mirror, guest star Neil Fingleton will play underwater creature the
    Fisher King in the story, a crashed alien that makes its home in Loch

    Guest starring: Paul Kaye (Prentis), Sophie Stone (Cass), Morven
    Christie (ODonnell), Arsher Ali (Mason Bennett), Colin McFarlane,
    Sophie Stone, Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson (Pritchard), Neil

    905. The Girl Who Died


    Written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat. Directed by Ed

    The first of two consecutive period stories. The first set in the
    Viking era. Maisie Williams leads the guest cast with Moffat teasing,
    Its not possible to say too much about who or what shes playing, but
    she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time
    he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give
    him exactly the right sort of hell.

    In a later interview Williams added: Theres been a lot of speculation
    about whether shes like a younger Clara or whether she is a new
    character completely. Im not going to tell you which one. Whether she
    is good or bad is up for discussion, I think. She does put the Doctor
    to the test and its sort of a dynamic that we havent seen before.
    Filmed as part of Block 3 with episode 6.

    Guest starring: Maisie Williams, Rufus Hound (Sam Swift), David
    Schofield (Odin), Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare (Leandro), Simon Lipkin,
    Ian Conningham (Chuckles), Murray McArthur (Hasten), Barnaby Kay, John
    Voce (Fanshawe), Struan Rodger, Elisabeth Hopper (Lucie Fanshawe)

    906. The Woman Who Lived

    Written by Catherine Tregenna. Directed by Ed Bazalgette.

    The second of two consecutive period stories. It is currently unclear
    if they are narratively linked although recent comments from Moffat
    have suggested so. Filmed as part of Block 3 with episode 6.

    907-908 Untitled Two-Parter


    Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Daniel Nettheim.

    A Zygon invasion of Earth storyline featuring UNIT and the return of
    Osgood. Steven Moffat said: Osgood is back, fresh from her recent
    murder at the end of last series. We recently confirmed that Osgood was
    definitely dead and not returning but in a show about time travel,
    anything can happen. The brilliant Ingrid Oliver is back in action.
    This time though, can the Doctor trust his number one fan? Writer
    Peter Harness promised a big cliffhanger.

    Guest starring: Jemma Redgrave (Kate), Ingrid Oliver, Jaye Griffiths,
    Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill
    Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker and Aidan Cook.


    Written by Mark Gatiss (TBC). Directed by Justin Molotnikov.

    Mark Gatiss previously told the Telegraph that his next episode will
    appear in Series 9, although it has not been confirmed by the BBC at
    the time of writing. Gatiss said: It has been a tough nut to crack,
    but Im delighted with how scary it is. I cant say any more than
    that. Moffat previously revealed one of Series 9s stories will be a
    ghost story although it was unclear what episode he was referring to.
    Episode 9 will be filmed following the finale shoot.



    Written by Sarah Dollard. Directed by Justin Molotnikov.

    Joivan Wade reprises his role as Rigsy when he is reunited with the
    Doctor and Clara in another Earth based story.

    911-912. Untitled Two-Part Finale

    Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay.

    Moffat teased: When episode 11 comes up in the next series of Doctor
    Who, youll see just how ludicrous a challenge Ive set myself. Dear
    god! Im in a state of panic about it. Even now, sitting here I am
    thinking, when I get back tonight could I just try another way of doing
    it? Remaining calm and knowing that even though the director is joining
    next week youre going to have to wait until its right. Moffat said
    that the penultimate episode will end with a massive cliffhanger, one
    he doesnt think fans will see coming.

    2015 Christmas Special

    Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by TBC.

    As with last year, the 13th episode to be shot will be this years
    Christmas special.

    [For the Series 9 post archive, head to the next page]

    Comments will open closer to broadcast when theres more to discuss.

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    Doctor Who Series 9 (2015): What We Know

    July 3, 2015

    A compilation article of everything we know about Doctor Who Series
    so far. This will be continually updated as more info emerges over
    coming months until broadcast.

    Thanks for this. My daughter and I can't wait for the new series


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