You wait for some more information on Doctor Who's upcoming ninth series and then all of a sudden, loads of information comes all at once.
First of all - Game Of Thrones's Arya Stark herself Maisie Williams will be appearing in the upcoming series fifth episode. The episode written by Jamie Mathieson (Mummy On The Orient Express and Flatline) and Steven Moffat has the title of The Girl Who Died. Executive producer Steven Moffat had this to say about Maisie's casting ....
"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.”
Now who exactly could Maisie be playing? Oh, does it matter? The fact that she's appearing in an episode alone is exciting news.
As for the sixth episode, it's got the equally fetching title of The Woman Who Lived and will be written by Torchwood writer Catherine Tregenna. Both episodes according to the press release will be period episodes, though it's not specified which time and both episodes will be directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). Other guest stars confirmed for the third block are Rufus Hound (Cucumber) along with Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger. Now this does sound rather exciting, doesn't it?
Press Release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/dw-maisie-williams?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_press_office&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate
Series 9 of Doctor Who continues to film and will air on BBC1 and BBCAmerica in August 2015.