Listen up, fellow Whovians! Tom Riley has decided to take time (and space) out of his busy work schedule to star in an upcoming episode of 'Doctor Who's eighth season. But will he be a friend or foe?
As of now, either could be equally possible given that there's still no information regarding the show's plot. However, we DO know that, no matter who the actor will be playing, he will make his grand appearance during an episode written by co-showrunner Mark Gatiss.
Once BBC broke the news, Riley took to his own Twitter account to confirm the story. "Well that's out then. I've been a massive fan since I was even smaller than Jenna [Louise Coleman]," he wrote. "Very excited. @Markgatiss's script is awesome." Filming on the episode will begin very soon.
Gatiss announced just last week that he'd be writing two episodes of 'Doctor Who,' featuring the show's brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Initially, many assumed that both of them would air during Season 8, however, that might not necessarily end up being the case.
Gatiss himself even broached the subject on Twitter to help clear things up. "To clarify. I've been commissioned to write two episodes of 'Doctor Who,'" he remarked. "That doesn't mean they'll both necessarily be in this season."
So basically, it's entirely possible that we'll have to wait all the way until Season 9 to see the second Gatiss-penned script. It's times like this when an actual TARDIS would really come in handy.
'Doctor Who' Season 8 is expected to air later this year.