BBC America announced that Michelle Gomez will returns as ‘Missy’ in the upcoming season premiere of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who. According to the announcement, Gomez will star in a two-part season premiere written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald, which will also guest star Jemma Redgrave.
Missy (also known as The Master) will once again cross-paths with Peter Capaldi for his second season as the Doctor, also returning to the series is Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. Gomez appeared last season on Doctor Who, which was the highest rated season ever on BBC AMERICA. Michelle Gomez said: “Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see The Doctor again!”
The two-part episode, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: “Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
Following appearances in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, and last season’s Dark Water and Death in Heaven, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for the new season. Also guest starring in the season opener are Laurence Olivier Award nominee Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins and Jaye Griffiths.
Confirmed guest stars for the new season include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra and Demi Papaminas. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production.