Anticipation for “Doctor Who” season 10 likely went up even more as Matt Lucas return to the series.

Moreover, audiences will be pleased to know that Lucas is back for a “longer run,” RTE wrote. Steve Moffat, “Doctor Who” lead writer and executive producer, confirmed the news and revealed his delight over Lucas’ return.

“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space,” Moffat said. Lucas is set to reprise his role as Nardole who first appeared on last year’s Christmas special, the Telegraph wrote.

Yet would his character have a body to go with his character’s severed head, the publication asked? Fans might recall that Nardole lost his head then. Regardless, Lucas is thrilled for the chance to join “Doctor Who” as a semi-regular in season 10.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl,” Lucas said. Additional details provided by io9 revealed filming for the tenth season starts next week. Moffat and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce write the first two episodes that will feature Lucas’ character Nardole. Actress Stephanie Hyam (“Peaky Blinders”) also has a guest role in the episode, the publication revealed.

“Doctor Who” season 10 also welcomed additional writers, Sarah Dollard who did “Face the Raven” last year and newcomer Mike Bartlett. Pearl Mackie also debuts in her first major television role as the Doctor’s new companion, Spoiler TV revealed. Prior to the show, Mackie appeared in the West End production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

“Doctor Who” returns for a Christmas special in December on BBC One while the new series premieres in 2017, BBC reported.