Michelle Gomez Joins Cybermen On Set for Doctor Who Season 8

Cybermen Doctor Who Series 8

A new, on-set image released by the BBC today has revealed that classic villains the Cybermen will be making a return in Doctor Who, Season 8. The image also gives us our first look at a brand new character, played by Michelle Gomez.

Doctor Who Series 8Known for her roles in Green Wing, The Book Group and Bad Education, Gomez will take on the part of the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere when the show airs in August.

Said showrunner Steven Moffat, “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.”

Meanwhile, Gomez described herself as “thrilled” to be joining Peter Capaldi, saying that his casting as the Doctor “makes complete sense.”

According to the BBC’s Doctor Who Blog, other guest stars set to join the new series include Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.

Doctor Who, Season 8 begins on Saturday 23rd August. Are you looking forward to the return of the Cybermen, or would you prefer to see some more original monsters and aliens? Let us know your thoughts.

Sources: Doctor Who on Facebook | BBC Doctor Who Blog

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