A few weeks ago, we shared our team theories on who Maisie Williams’ character might be, whether new or familiar to the Doctor. But now, Steven Moffat has confirmed that Williams will be playing a new character entirely. Moffat made an appearance at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, saying of Williams:
“Once you see what she’s up to you’ll appreciate what a clever idea [the role] was. It’s a significant role, we’re not just throwing her away. It’s a great part and she’s terrific in it.
One thing I think is worth saying, because it keeps coming up as an issue, is that she is not playing a returning character. She’s a new character, she’s not a character from the Doctor’s past.”
Of course, Moffat has been known to say things in the past to throw off fans. Do you think this is one of those times, or do you think it’s best that Maisie Williams is playing a new character? Let us know below!
Doctor Who returns with the premiere of series 9, “The Magician’s Apprentice,” on Saturday, 19 September on BBC One and BBC America.
[Source: Doctor Who TV]