Speaking to the Radio Times at Cheltenham Literature Festival, former Life On Mars star John Simm revealed that he would like to reprise his role of villainous Time Lord the Master in the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who, and that it would be “different”.
“I started annoying myself after a while. [Then-showrunner] Russell T Davies had a specific idea of what he wanted him to be like. So I just had to do exactly what he wanted me to, and he wanted a giggling lunatic.”
Simm said he would be up for taking The Master to “a very, very dark place” under current showrunner Steven Moffat.
“I’m sure his take on [the character] would be different, so I’d be interested to have a look at it.”