Matt Lucas returns for Series 10
Matt Lucas will be returning to Doctor Who next year, it has been confirmed.
The actor – who was introduced as Nardole in last year’s Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song – will be reprising his role as the “bumbling duffel-coated” hero in the first episode of Series 10, which begins filming next week. While the exact details regarding his comeback haven’t been revealed, the character will be taking on a more permanent role in the show as he joins Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS alongside new companion Pearl Mackie.
As expected, the Series 10 premiere is written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat, with Lawrence Gough in line to direct. The second episode has been penned by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (In The Forest of the Night), while Sarah Dollard (Face the Raven) and Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster) will also be contributing scripts. Exciting times ahead!
What do you think of these latest developments? And are you excited for Nardole’s return?