Filming has begun in Cardiff for season nine of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. Starring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion, Clara Oswald, the new season returns fall 2015.
The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer said: “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!”
On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added: “The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second season of Doctor Who.”
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) joins the cast for the two-part episode. A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.
Commenting on his role, Paul Kaye said: “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 present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s 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!”
Also starring in the premiere episodes will be Morven Christie (Death in Paradise, Twenty Twelve), Arsher Ali (The Missing, Wallander), Colin McFarlane (Citizen Khan, Eastenders), Steven Robertson (Utopia, In the Flesh), Neil Fingleton (Jupiter Ascending, Game of Thrones), Zaqi Ismail, and theatre actress Sophie Stone.
Further guest cast will be released over the coming months. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.