The BBC announced today that Maisie Williams will set foot on the “Doctor Who” TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit show that returns to UK screens this autumn. Williams plays Arya Star in the hit HBO fantasy drama series Game Of Thrones.
On her first day on set, Maisie Williams said: “I’m so excited to be working on ‘Doctor Who’ as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer said: "We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who." He added: “It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways."
The show 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.
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound, also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.
The BBC drama Doctor Who will return to BBC One this Autumn.