‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Headed to ‘Doctor Who’
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s top series, will have a guest starring role on Doctor Who when Season 9 debuts, the BBC has officially announced.
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture,” Williams said on her first day on set. “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, lead writer and Executive Producer, added, “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.”
Williams’s role has not been confirmed, although I’m wondering if she’ll be a factor in the two-part period adventure, “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived”. Either way, I’m interested to see her in the TARDIS with Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), since they could make a really amusing trio. At least more amusing than when Daniel Pink was part of the group. The show badly needs a return to lightheartedness, since Season 8 was awesome but also awfully grim. That said, I’m pretty optimistic about the show’s potential return to its adventurous spirit. High drama is great every now and then, but I feel like an outlier, in that what I enjoy about the series rarely has to do with its epic moments. I’m just a fan of getting to go on adventures with The Doctor. Here’s to more of those.