The BBC has announced that Game of Thrones favourite Maisie Williams will guest star in Series 9.

On her first day on set, Maisie said: “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. 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.”

Steven Moffat is keeping her role under wraps: “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. 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.”

BBC have also announced filming of a two-part period adventure, The Girl Who Died, penned by Steven Moffat and Jamie Mathieson (Flatline, Mummy On The Orient Express) and The Woman Who Lived, written by Catherine Tregenna (Torchwood) with Poldark‘s Ed Bazalgette at the helm.

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.