Peter Capaldi Has Been Asked to Stay on Doctor Who After Steven Moffat Leaves

Monday, 07 March 2016 - 1:23PM
Doctor Who
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 1:23PM
Peter Capaldi Has Been Asked to Stay on Doctor Who After Steven Moffat Leaves
Steven Moffat will end a long and controversial era of Doctor Who when he leaves after series 10, and many assumed that the new showrunner, Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, would start fresh with a new Doctor. But as it turns out, we might be getting a lot more of Twelve, as Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he's been asked to stay on the show after Moffat's departure.
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"I've been asked to stay on," Capaldi told Radio Times, "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."
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But having said all of that, Capaldi hasn't made up his mind about whether he will accept BBC's offer:

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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."
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So it seems somewhat promising, but everything's still very much up in the air. Capaldi's performance as the Doctor has been very enjoyable and interesting, so we hope he stays on, although we'd have a few suggestions for replacements should he decide to leave with Moffat. Idris Elba perhaps, although our first choice would probably be Maisie Williams as Ashildr.

A new Doctor Who Christmas Special will air this year, as well as 12 episodes directed by Moffat in spring of 2017 before his departure. Chibnall will then take over showrunning duties, for a series that will hopefully air in 2018.
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