Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are seen running away from a giant explosion on a foreign planet in a new picture released by the BBC.

The opening episode of the ninth series, due to screen on BBC1 on September 19, will see the return of The Doctor’s nemesis Missy, AKA The Master, played by Michelle Gomez, and it looks like the Time Lord and his companion will be in some trouble.

Doctor Who villain Missy aka The Master



Missy is back (BBC)

 

The new series of the hit sci-fi show promises to introduce a spine-chilling new gang of monsters including a species called the Mire, as well as a whole city full of Daleks.

 

Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is among those making guest appearances in season nine, along with Paul Kaye, Rufus Hound and Peter’s former The Thick Of It co-star Rebecca Front.

Maisie Williams on the set of Doctor Who



Maisie Williams on the set of Doctor Who (BBC)

 

The series will also see the return of UNIT stalwarts Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver.

Ingrid Oliver will be back as Osgood in the new series of Doctor Who



Ingrid Oliver will be back as Osgood in the new series of Doctor Who (BBC)

 

And we also know that the ninth season will feature Vikings.