Peter Capaldi Says He's Been Asked To Stay On Doctor Who

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Doctor Who fans are living in a prolonged state of uncertainty. With Jenna Coleman’s exit from the series, the Doctor is currently without a companion. On top of that, showrunner Steven Moffat announced that he will depart the show following Series 10 in 2017, his sixth series as showrunner.

The departure of a showrunner immediately leads to questions about the tenure of the actor currently playing the Doctor. When Russell T. Davies left Doctor Who, then star David Tennant followed him out. Will Capaldi, who was cast by Moffat to play the Twelfth Doctor beginning in Series 8, do the same, or will he stay on and work with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall on Series 11 and beyond?

Capaldi says he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but the BBC has asked him to consider staying on.

“I’ve been asked to stay on,” Capaldi told RadioTimes.com, “but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision. Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he’s a hugely talented guy. I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. I don’t know. I have to make up my mind, and I haven’t yet. As Steven will tell you, it’s very difficult to say goodbye.”

While Doctor Who Series 10 may not air until 2017, fans will get a small dose of the Doctor in 2016. Doctor Who will return for the annual Christmas Special on Christmas Day 2016.

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    • Munchim
    • 472 Posts in 16 Months

    Hoping Capaldi does stay on. His doctor deserves some good stories after he's been doing nothing but the Clara Oswald hour with her companion, some random alien who just happens to be able to travel throughout time and space. Good riddance to moffat!

    • LauraE
    • 31 Posts in 20 Months

    I like Capaldi as the Doctor. I wish Moffat hadn't so gummed up the works of the show. I liked Clara but they had no idea until it was too late what to do with her. Moffat makes the show a slave to the ridiculous arcs he sets up that end up going nowhere. I miss the days the Doctor just traveled. Let's try that again.

    • Jarin01
    • 88 Posts in 21 Months

    Yeah I kind of got bored with the last season and until I read your guy's comments I couldn't put my finger on why that was. This whole last season seemed to focus way too much on Clara. So much so that the Doctor seemed more like her side kick then the other way around.

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