The Master has returned as the main villain in the season 10 finale of Doctor Who, which meant the return of fan-favorite John Simm for the role.
And while everyone's talking about that finale, Simm gave his two cents' worth on his return for another run at playing the role. Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine (via Doctor Who TV), the actor revealed that this chance to return was something that he wasn't even considering before, which made the surprise opportunity even better:
"I wouldn't have thought in a million years that I'd be back [in 2017], yet here I am talking about it, so never say never. So you never know. This thing called Doctor Who is a machine that just sort of goes on its own. It's got its own rules. And if they want you back, then great. I would definitely think about it."
Still, even though the demise of the Master makes it less possible, and the chances of being asked back into the show even more so, Simm did state that he doubts if there will be another shot. Not that he isn't grateful for what he has experienced recently.
If there was one thing that he wished he could change, it was probably the way that his character's return was announced instead of being left as a surprise. He already had a hunch that the audience would guess who he was.
We're still waiting on the announcement regarding who would replace Peter Capaldi as the 13th Doctor in the franchise.