Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams is to appear in the next series of Doctor Who.
Bristol-born Williams, 17, who plays Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy series, has signed up for a guest spot in the new series in an unspecified role. The long-running show’s official Twitter account broke the news earlier today (March 30).
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) March 30, 2015
“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British culture,” Williams said of her role. “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.”
Doctor Who‘s executive producer Steven Moffat 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.”
The new series of Doctor Who is due to begin on BBC One this autumn (2015). Other guest stars confirmed to be joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald include comedian/actor Rufus Hound and Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton.