Nardole is set to return to the world of ‘Doctor Who’ for the tenth series of the hit Brit-Fi series.
According to a press release from the BBC Matt Lucas will reprise Nardole, who was River Songs assistant in last years ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special. When last seen Nardole was little more than a disembodied head placed atop a giant red robot.
The character will be appearing very early in the 10th series, which will be Peter Capaldi’s third season as the time travelling Doctor.
“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures,” Lucas said. “I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”
Head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (who will be writing the first episode) added: “Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”
Also announced to be joining the series this year are ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and ‘Sherlock’ star Stephanie Hyam and novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce, who will be penning series 10’s second episode after previously writing 2014’s ‘In the Forest of the Night’. We love reunions.
‘Doctor Who’ is taking a break this year and will only return briefly in 2016 for the Christmas Special, which will be Steven Moffat’s final Christmas story for fans. Series 10 will, which will be Moffat’s last hurrah will air at some point in 2017 and will see the introduction of Pearl Mackie as the Doctors newest companion Bill.