Missy returns in ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 opener

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The BBC has announced that Michelle Gomez will be back as Missy in the first episode of Doctor Who‘s new season.

The episode, titled ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’, is directed by Hettie Macdonald (‘Blink’) and is currently filming in Cardiff. Jemma Redgrave also returns as UNIT’s Kate Stewart in Season 9’s opening story.

Gomez commented: “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!”

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Writer Steven Moffat 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.”

Watch Michelle Gomez discuss her return in a new official video…

Season 9 began filming in Cardiff last month and will air on BBC One this autumn.

> Here’s everything we know about Season 9 so far.

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