Last night's new Doctor Who episode, The Girl Who Lived, marked the debut of guest star Maisie Williams as Ashildr. The Girl Who Lived was the first entry of a two-part episode, with the actress returning for next week's The Woman Who Lived, airing Saturday, October 24 on BBC and BBC America. Today, BBC revealed two new trailers for The Woman Who Lived, featuring Maisie Williams and series star Peter Capaldi.
The Woman Who Lived is set in 1651 England, where the deadly Highwayman 'The Knightmare' and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that's not of this world, they come face to face with The Doctor. Who is the Knightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal? Rufus Hound and Todd Kramer also guest star in next week's new episode.Read More
Back in March, BBC America announced that Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams will be guest starring in a Season 9 episode of Doctor Who. While we saw Maisie Williams pop up in a recent trailer, we still haven't heard much about who she's playing in the beloved series. Today, the network has released a new trailer for this week's episode, The Girl Who Died, which gives us another look at her character, who, according to TV Line, is named Ashildr.
The episode centers on the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman), who have been captured by Vikings. The Time Lord and his companion step up to help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future, known as the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl? Presumably, Maisie Williams' Ashildr is this "single Viking girl," who may play a big part in the following episode as well.Read More
Ah, the roller coaster ride that is Pacific Rim 2. One minute it's up, the next it's down. Last we heard, Universal and Legendary are still planning on getting this sequel off the ground. Though, they stripped it of its summer 2017 release date, instead handing that prime piece of real estate to Pitch Perfect 3. While Pacific Rim 2's future remains uncertain, but one thing's for certain. If it happens, it will feature Ayra Stark in a key role.
What isn't clear is whether or not they were actually meeting for Pacific Rim 2. It's believed that the director will next shoot a low budget indie thriller that features very few actors while he waits for Pacific Rim 2 to come to fruition. What's clear is that this meeting went very well. And at some point, these two forces of nature will collide in our favor.Read More
Shortly after Jon Snow's death in the season finale, Mother's Mercy, Kit Harington revealed in an interview that his beloved character is dead, and he isn't coming back for Game of Thrones Season 6. Several others involved with the show, including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have stated that Snow is dead, but back in July, the actor was spotted at the Belfast, Ireland airport, where the new season is currently filming. Earlier this month, he was also spotted "participating" in the production, although the extent of his participation is not yet known.
The show has reached an interesting point in its run, since it has now caught up with George R.R. Martin's books. The author still has two more books in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, but he hasn't revealed when they will be published. The author revealed earlier this year that he is cutting back on his convention appearances to focus on finishing the books, but whether or not the sixth book will be published before Season 6 airs is not known at this time.Read More
Exploding with epic and thrilling adventures, Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, September 19 in the new season of the hit show. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is joined by Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for time travel on a cinematic scale. Having the time of their lives, the pair meet new and old monsters, and go on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Vikings villages, a global Zygon uprising, and leads them through hidden alien dens, to the very end of time itself. The new trailer also gives us a glimpse at the returning Missy (Michelle Gomez), who returns to plague the Doctor and Clara in the season opener, and UNIT are back with Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) returning to Season 9 following their popular entrance in Season 8.
Also confirmed as guest cast in the new series are Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye, Joivan Wade and Sophie Stone. The show's ninth season has been written by lead writer Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson, Peter Harness, Mark Gatiss and new writers to Doctor Who, Sarah Dollard and Catherine Tregenna. This season will be directed by Hettie Macdonald, Daniel O'Hara, Edward Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, Justin Molotnikov, Rachel Talalay, and produced by Tracie Simpson, Derek Ritchie, Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett.Read More
Bursting with drama, wit and heart, Doctor Who Season 9 continues filming with two period adventures - 'The Girl Who Died' written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and 'The Woman Who Lived' by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). Comedian and actor Rufus Hound (Cucumber) also joins the guest cast alongside Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
Doctor Who has had a decade of success since its re-launch and season 8 was BBC America's highest rated season on the channel. The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC America this fall, with further casting to be announced in due course.Read More