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The actress joins lead Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman who plays sidekick Clara Oswald. Gomez will appear in the opening episode of the new season, the BBC said without disclosing further details.
Gomez said: “Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!”
“Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener,” said showrunner Steven Moffat. “But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”
The BBC on Thursday announced that Jemma Redgrave also returns to the guest cast for season 9 alongside Kelly Hunter. And British stage and TV actress Clare Higgins and TV actress Jaye Griffiths will also be guests in the season opener.
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