Photo courtesy Alun Vega
The official BBC Doctor Who site
has confirmed that actor John Simm
will be reprising his role as The Master
in the forthcoming Christmas specials. Though no other details have been confirmed the site reports that they will publish an interview with Simm later in the year.
The announcement follows a special preview shown at the San Diego Comic Con, during which the character appeared with other known cast members for the episodes (Bernard Cribbens, Catherine Tate). It also confirms reports of the actor seen on location during filming for the episodes back in March/April this year.
No name has been given for the episodes so far, though Den of Geek
have suggested that it might be called "The End of Time".Update:
a new BBC website article
reports that as well as John Simm, Alexandra Moen
will also be reprising her role as Lucy Saxon
, the Master's wife from his previous appearance.