Maisie Wiliams (Game Of Thrones) has landed a guest role on the upcoming ninth season of BBC One’s Doctor Who.
The exact nature of the her role are being kept under wraps, though the BBC did reveal that the episode in which Williams appears will be a period adventure. It is believe that the episode in question is titled ‘The Girl Who Died’. which was written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat.
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture”, said Williams. “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.”
This marks the latest UK drama role for Williams, who is best known for her role as Arya Stark on the HBO drama. She previously starred in BBC One’s three-parter The Secret Crickley Hall and more recently she toplined a one-off drama for Channel 4 titled Cyberbully.
“We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who”, added showrunner Steven Moffat. “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. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
Maisie Williams is also the latest guest star that the BBC has confirmed for the new season of Doctor Who, which is set to air on BBC One and BBC America later this year. Other such guest leads include Rufus Hound, Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.