Doctor Who: Season Three Casting News

This is a pretty major spoiler for Series 3 of Doctor Who!

Apparently, John Simm, best known for his role in Life on Mars, has been cast as The Master. From The Independent:

"... he's just been cast in Dr Who - as the Master, the Doctor's evil nemesis. He'll be quite brilliant, of course, but heaven knows how he'll cope with a whole new horde of obsessive Tardis fans."

This is a major piece of continuity for fans of the older series - the Master, a rogue Time Lord, was one of the Doctor's recurring enemies. As befits a fellow Gallifreyan, the Master has been played by many actors, so it's no surprise to hear that he's returning in another new body.

The BBC, however, have as yet issued no confirmation of his casting.

EDIT: The launch date for series three has been announced!

Posted by Drew Shiel at February 13, 2007 3:56 PM

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nly kidding don't know why but was the master is really coming, john simm em! should be good,well will be good the doc martha captain jack and the master all in a two part episode wow can't wait

so either captain jack is the doctor's son or the master has the answer or has his son gonna be weird though don't you think with the doctor in his 11th regeneration in the tardis with his son?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

i heard either robert carlyle hoping so, but i also heard from rose tyler (billie piper) herself on the bbcone radio that she was going to be the next doctor who and then they was all them rumours about the doctor and rose being in a movie well perhaps it i true alothough the

Posted by: inside info at February 15, 2007 7:56 PM

the master hmmm

seems a bit fan pleasing like jango fett in star wars 2

the suprise of a remaining timelord is good
but how will the master be explained
he is bad
because he kills, has no mercy
the dr is now ruthless and withourt mercy and kills people
so how will master be different

Posted by: THE BORAD at February 22, 2007 4:55 PM

Captain Jack holds the key to the doctor's survival.

Posted by: hare at March 5, 2007 1:42 PM

perhaps thats the whole point. maybe the doctor is the master and the master is the doctor. we are all reflections of one another in ourselves.

Posted by: twistedmorals at March 30, 2007 11:06 AM

Well there are rumours that the Master regenerates into the doctor, Is it true???

Posted by: Ro-roxxx at April 7, 2007 12:06 PM

The Master and The Doctor are two seperate people, and The Doctor isn't without mercy and killing people the same way The Master was. He just has less patience for bad guys, following his experiences in the Time War.

Also, it isn't confirmed that The Master is definitely coming back, so don't get your hopes up just yet.

Posted by: Benny Otter at April 15, 2007 3:14 PM

i just read the master regenerates in front of the doctor into joh simm but at the same time its a paradox and he is also the 11th doctor??
what do u think?

Posted by: chaso at May 14, 2007 11:04 PM