The Twelfth Doctor has decided to call it a day as Peter Capaldi Doctor Who will end at the end of 2017 with the annual Christmas Special episode.
Peter Capaldi, who has played the role of the twelfth doctor since 2013, announced on the BBC Radio 2 show that the next series of the show is to be his last. The sci-fi series is to begin its tenth season in the Spring this year after a year-long break.
Capaldi is quoted to saying, in regards to the show, that:
“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”
Season ten will not only be Capaldi’s last but also writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The latest season will see a new companion join The Doctor. Pearl Mackie will play the role of companion Bill along with Matt Lucas Nardole. Other guest stars are lined up for the tenth season.
Season ten has become highly anticipated after the large success of season nine, much down to the brilliant performances by Capaldi, with episodes The Zygon Inversion and Heaven Sent being highly critically acclaimed.
The big question now is going to be, who will replace Capaldi? BBC bosses will have plenty of time to make their decision but fans will surely be wanting the news sooner rather than later.
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