Osgood returning for Doctor Who Series 9

Osgood takes on the terrifying Zygons

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The character of Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, will be making a surprise return in Doctor Who Series 9, the BBC and Steven Moffat has confirmed.

Viewers last saw the Doctor’s biggest fan and UNIT scientist, shockingly killed by Missy (Michelle Gomez) in the series eight finale ‘Death in Heaven’.

However, lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says:

“Osgood is back, fresh from her recent murder at the end of last series. We recently confirmed that Osgood was definitely dead and not returning – but in a show about time travel, anything can happen. The brilliant Ingrid Oliver is back in action. This time though, can the Doctor trust his number one fan?”

In series 9, Osgood joins the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) back in the action and comes face-to-face with the shape-shifting extra-terrestrial Zygons, who last appeared in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary episode: ‘The Day of the Doctor.’

Speaking on set, Ingrid Oliver commented on her reappearance:

“As every actor who’s worked on Doctor Who will tell you, there’s always the secret hope you’ll get the call asking you to come back. To actually receive that call is both unexpected and brilliant. The word ‘honour’ gets banded about a lot, but it really is, it’s an honour. Especially because I was so sure Osgood was a goner after the last series!”

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One. The two-part episode is currently being filmed in Cardiff and is written by Peter Harness (Doctor Who – Kill the Moon, Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell), produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Daniel Nettheim (Line of Duty, Glue).

Confirmed guests stars for the episode include Jemma Redgrave, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker and Aidan Cook.

The new series of Doctor Who will air on BBC One this Autumn.