Avast ye scurvy dogs! Pirates are set to appear in Series 6 of Doctor Who and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) has been cast as one of the scurvy scalywags.
The official site confirmed that Bonneville will play the Pirate Captain in an unspecified episode. Though, due to filming scheduling it is most likely episode 3, written by Steve Thompson.
Bonneville said: ‘When I was a boy THAT music and Jon Pertwee’s Doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night. All these years later I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series. Although the Pirate’s fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less vivid and terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted.’