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The Television Critics’ Association press tour is taking place this week and today we heard from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat on Season 9, whether or not he’d like to do a Doctor Who movie and a bit about the role Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will play.

Though we still don’t know who Williams is playing, we do know what she won’t be. Moffat revealed that, “she isn’t playing a returning character or someone in the Doctor’s past. Her role will develop in an unexpected way.” He added, “Once you see what she’s up to in the show, you’ll appreciate what a clever [idea that was]. It’s a significant role. We’re not throwing her away.”So, not his granddaughter then? Sigh. Still beyond excited about her appearance, especially after hearing how Peter Capaldi fanboy’d over her on set. (He’s a huge Game of Thrones fan.)

He was asked about doing a feature film about the Doctor. Moffat said, “First that would be up to the BBC. What are we going to do? Shut down for a year and make a movie? Does everyone want that — a whole movie and not a series? If there’s a movie, you can’t have a different Doctor in the movie — that would be incredibly damning to the franchise.”

Doctor Who Season 9 will return on September 19 on BBC America.

(via THR)


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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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