Series 9 Filming Spoilers: New Alien Revealed?

The Doctor Who crew are filming in Tenerife this week, and an interesting tweet from on-location work looks to reveal an alien from the opening Series 9 two-parter, The Magician’s Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar.

Actress, Gina Beck revealed her jealousy of her friend, Ben Freeman, accompanied by a photo of Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Freeman, and a mysterious charred fourth figure.

Pretty creepy, huh!

Okay, so let’s speculate, shall we? Rumours are rife that the Doctor might be returning to Karn – debuted in The Brain of Morbius – to find out how Missy changed gender. The last time we visited Karn in 2013’s The Night of the Doctor, the Sisterhood tempted the Doctor with a new regeneration: “The change doesn’t have to be random: fat or thin; young or old; man or woman?” Perhaps the Master got tempted too? That may ease a few people’s minds, that it wasn’t a straight-out regeneration.

Ben Freeman previously tweeted what seems to be a costume fitting for Doctor Who:

“Hench” isn’t making me warm to him, I’ll be honest, but I’ve faith that the upcoming serial, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Blink‘s Hettie MacDonald, will be great. Also, credit to Freeman for wearing such a warm-looking outfit in an already hot country!

Elsewhere, Michelle Gomez has been spotted on location with Jenna Coleman, having a nice little chat seemingly at a cafe. And it seems the Men In Black are out and about too: personally, I’d like a return of the Alliance of Shades from The Sarah Jane Adventures, but it’s more likely to be UNIT, already confirmed to return alongside Jemma Redgrave’s Kate Stewart.

Further scenes were filmed at the Teide National park in Tenerife. Absolutely stunning vistas!

Image Credits: Alejandro DG; Musphay Glez; and Joanne Waiting, via DWTV.



When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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