More Doctor Who News! Casting Announcement and Exciting New Set Picture!

Doctor Who Series 8
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The excitement continues to build for fans of Doctor Who. We have a return date, we have the first episode title and now we have more casting news and an epic photo from location filming in Cardiff.

Michelle Gomez, who is best known for her work on Bad Education and Green Wing will join the cast of Doctor Who playing the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

Talking to the BBC about the role, the actress said she was “thrilled” to join the cast.

“Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I’m thrilled to join him. Well, you would be, wouldn’t you?”

Steven Moffat is also thrilled, adding “I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She’s everything we need- brilliant, Scottish and a tiny bit satanic.”

Well I’m thrilled too, especially when we received this latest picture via the Doctor Who official twitter page, showing Michelle Gomez alongside Capaldi while filming in Cardiff. The most exciting thing though, as you will no doubt spot immediately, is the small army of cybermen in the background.


Accompanied by the slogan “Look who’s back,” this will only serve to fuel even more speculation as to what the storylines for this series may entail. Luckily we only have to wait until August 23 to find out.

Filming is well underway for the eighth series of Doctor Who, with guest stars joining Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman including Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keely Hawes and Hermione Norris.