John Simm will return as the villain known as The Master on the BBC’s Doctor Who, opposite Peter Capaldi.

JOHN SIMM TO REPRISE ROLE OF THE MASTER ON DOCTOR WHO

Simm first played the role opposite David Tennant during his run as the Doctor in 2007. He then reprised the role for the 2009/2010 New Year’s Special.

Capaldi has played the beloved Doctor since 2013, and the next season will be his last. “I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic program to work on,” said Capaldi, 58. “But I don’t know how long I can give it my best, and if I’m not giving it my best, I don’t want to do it.”

Simm will join Capaldi and his newest companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back,” Simm said. “It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what the Master gets up to in the next series.”

The new season returns April 15 on BBCOne.

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