Doctor Who: returning characters confirmed for series 8

Neve Mackintosh confirms that the Paternoster Gang will be back for Doctor Who series 8...

Given their popularity, it’s little surprise that Doctor Who‘s next series will see the return of trio Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart), and Commander Strax (Dan Starkey), but very welcome news all the same.

Speaking to Flicks And The City, as spotted by Blogtor Who, Neve McIntosh confirmed, “We’ll be helping the Doctor more, but I can’t say anything else.”

On her fellow Scot soon-to-be co-star Peter Capaldi, McIntosh said “It will be sad not the be working with Matt again, but I’m really looking forward to Peter taking over and seeing what he does with it.”

Asked about the much-discussed Paternoster Gang spin-off, McIntosh suggested, “The sexual themes in Doctor Who should be talked about more and embraced more. It could be edgier and more dangerous. We can do so much in Victorian times, it’s got that steampunk edge to it. Think how freaky that era was with the Elephant Man and all that and just add us into the mix, with time travel and all sorts of weird, wonderful stuff.”

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A sort of steampunk Torchwood then, any takers?

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