Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
Potentially backing up existing rumours, The Daily Star are today claiming that the Master will indeed return for the finale of Series 8. They state that John Simm could be replaced by a “Hollywood actor.”
Their report says:
THE Master will make a sensational return from the grave for the finale of the new series.
Bosses have secretly plotted to bring the Time Lord’s arch enemy back for a big cliffhanger.
And it’s rumoured they are looking for a Hollywood actor to take on the role.
Filming will take place next month but will be done inside a TV studio to avoid spoilers.
Rumours have been rife that The Master, originally played by the late Roger Delgado, might return.
In one forthcoming story in the new series, the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, 56, heads to Lanzarote to re-visit the scene of an old adventure.
The last time he was there was in 1984 for a story called Planet Of Fire and The Master was at the centre of the action.
Ex-Time Lord actor Sylvester McCoy, 70, also teased at a fan convention earlier this year that the schemer might be back.