One of the most iconic characters in sci-fi history is getting another reboot, and the actor cast to play Swarm has gotten plenty of attention from fans who are excited to see him take on the role. Sam Spruell will star as Swarm in Doctor Who 2022, which will mark his first major role since his breakout performance in Snow White and the Huntsman back in 2012. Doctor Who: Sam Spruell to Star as Swarm in 2022
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About Sam Spruell
Sam Spruell’s most notable role was that of Edda Louvier, the on-off girlfriend of Barney Miller (Neil Dudgeon), in the TV series DCI Banks from 2010 until 2016. He also had minor roles in popular films and shows such as ‘The Full Monty’, ‘This is England’ and, more recently, ‘Doctor Who’. The actor has already appeared on Doctor Who twice before.
1) The Role
British actor and writer, Sam Spruell will star as The Swarm in Doctor Who 2022. The future version of the show, Doctor Who 2022 is a spin-off of the long-running television series Doctor Who. In this storyline, stars Madame Vastra and Strax who live on earth after a nuclear disaster has turned London into a hazardous ghost town.
2) Where it Came From
The BBC revealed new details about the next series of Doctor Who this week, including who will be taking on the villainous role of Swarm in the third episode. Hinting at his arrival since his last appearance over a decade ago, Doctor Who executive producer Brian Minchin said that Sam Spruell – best known for roles such as Snow White’s Huntsman, Legend’s Jack and Taken 3’s Peter McQueen – would be the latest to take on one of the show’s biggest foes.
3) A Look at the Character
Before taking on the Doctor Who character of swarm, Sam Spruell was born on January 1, 1977 in Southwark, London, England. He is an actor and writer best known for Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Legend (2015) and Taken 3 (2014). In the sci-fi show Doctor Who, Sam will take on the role of swarm which consists of group of conscious robots who believe that they are servants to their queen.
4) Writing the Character
Swarm is a shape-shifting robot which first appeared in Day of the Doctor and was an antagonist towards the Eleventh Doctor. The character was created by showrunner Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman, and is portrayed by actor Sam Spruell.
5) Accepting the Part
As Doctor Who’s first male assistant since the show began in 1963, Sam Spruell describes himself as really, really excited to take on the role of exploring time and space with a female Doctor. He admitted he was unsure what to expect when taking on such an iconic role but he said that after getting used to the idea it feels like a natural fit.
6) What to Expect from Swarm
Fans of Doctor Who will be excited to know that there is a new set of villains called the Monks that are coming in 2021. These monsters play a major role in the season finale and Sam Spruell is going to be playing one. He does not have much information about his character, but he does know that his character has the power to push people’s minds out of their body.
7) Favorite Part About Shooting His First Episode of Doctor Who
It’s been an absolute joy to work on Doctor Who, the long-running British science fiction series. It was an honor for me and many others when showrunner Chris Chibnall asked me to play this great character. Not only does it mean a lot for Sam Spruell and his career, but it also shows that a good hard-working British actor can get on and do international jobs without having Hollywood behind them.
Frequently asked questions
Which actor plays swarm in Dr Who?
Sam Spruell As Swarm
I was excited to learn that Sam Spruel will be the next actor playing the role of the villainous AI, Swarm, on Doctor Who. The character is slated for a comeback at some point in season 22, which will premiere on Sunday 7th October 2020. We know very little about this particular incarnation of the time-traveling humanoid monster than has traditionally been a close ally of The Doctor.
Why does Swarm look different Doctor Who?
To date, little is known about the Twelfth Doctor’s future adventures. The casting for who would play the villainous horde lord was not publicly announced until 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con International. But now that Sam Spruell is on board, I can’t wait to see what this new take on a classic character will be like.
Did swarm regenerate Doctor Who?
It has been confirmed that actor Sam Spruell will be taking on the role of robot villain, Swarm. The news was announced by Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall via a live Facebook video that also revealed details about the coming series 11 of the iconic show. I’m pleased to tell you our first guest star from series 11 is Sam Spruell! He’s going to be playing a brand new character called Swarm, Chibnall said.
How did swarm escape Doctor Who?
For years, rumors had circulated that the next Doctor was finally being revealed at the end of Season 11. When the show’s finale aired and revealed that Matt Smith would be stepping down as the title character, fans were disappointed to see his regeneration not take place in their timelines. Well, we may have found out what was going on with that.