BBC America has released the first look at “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams guest-starring on “Doctor Who” as Viking girl Ashildre, who is part of a clan that the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) must train to defend themselves against a deadly threat.
In the clip of “The Girl Who Died,” Clara and Ashildre desperately try to save themselves and Ashildre’s fellow Vikings from a death chamber whose walls are closing in fast.
BBC America also released a short interview with the “Game of Thrones” star, talking about how great the two fandoms colliding has been.
“When it was announced that I would be on ‘Doctor Who,’ everyone lost their minds a little bit because you’re crossing over fandoms,” says Wiliams, comparing it to her co-star Sophie Turner getting a part in “X-Men”. “When you cross over to a different geeky fandom world, everyone’s like, ‘This is insane!’ So it was such a nice buzz.”
However, she says there’s also a lot of pressure.
“It’s nice to know that there’s a bit of hype around it before comes out, but it also is a lot of pressure too because now you’ve got to two these two episodes and are people going to like them? I hope it lives up to everyone’s expectations and I can’t wait to see how people like it,” says Williams.
Williams’ “Doctor Who” two-episode arc begins Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.