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March 15th, 2016
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Peter Capaldi recently discussed his future aboard the TARDIS beyond Series 10 by revealing that he’s “been asked to stay on” for Series 11 but is yet to sign the dotted line.

Ongoing rumours have claimed that the Twelfth Doctor will be bowing out of his role as the iconic Time Lord after his third string of adventures, to air in 2017, with the man himself also previously suggesting that he could be about to embark on his “final year”. However, he told Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 that his involvement in Chris Chibnall’s first series as showrunner is still to be decided.

He said: “It’s still a long time before I actually have to make that decision. Steven’s been wonderful, so I’ve loved working with him. Chris is fantastic too, but I don’t know where the show will go with him. I’ll have to make my mind up, but it’s difficult to say goodbye.”

Filming on Series 10 – to be Steven Moffat’s last as showrunner – will begin this May.

January 25th, 2016
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Peter Capaldi hasn’t even announced his departure yet but already a (very) early favourite has emerged to take on the role of the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who.

Tom Weston-Jones, who is currently appearing in the BBC’s Dickensian drama, is the first actor to have his name put forward as the incumbent Time Lord’s replacement, who will reportedly take over the TARDIS alongside incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall for Series 11 in 2018. Persistent reports suggest that Series 10, to air next spring after this year’s Christmas Special, will be Peter’s last.

This is all mere speculation at the moment, of course, but what do you think of Tom as the first frontrunner? Are there any other actors or actresses you’d like to see take on the role?

January 25th, 2016
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A new(ish) rumour has surfaced suggesting that Peter Capaldi will be stepping down as the Twelfth Doctor in Series 10.

The Mirror claims that incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall is being given “a fresh start” by casting the next incarnation of the Time Lord to introduce in his first series in 2018. It’s not the first time that Peter’s third string of adventures has been reported to be his last – the same newspaper has previously proposed that the actor had signed up for “at least one more series”, with the man himself recently acknowledging that he could be about to embark on his “final year”.

Of course, the news comes as inevitable speculation in light of last week’s announcement that Steven Moffat will be handing over his head writing duties to the Broadchurch creator in 2017, and the accompanying overhaul would mirror that of his own, and the subsequent appointment of Matt Smith, which took place ahead of Series 5 in 2010. The BBC refused to comment on the latest developments, insisting that they “do not discuss cast contracts”.

Do you think the arrival of a new showrunner signals Peter’s time to go or would you rather he stick around to ease the show’s transition into its new chapter? Let the discussion begin!

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

January 24th, 2016
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Matt Smith has shared his reaction to the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as Doctor Who’s showrunner at the end of the next series.

The Eleventh Doctor actor helped Moffat to relaunch the show following the departure of David Tennant and Russell T Davies in 2009, and told The Anglophile Channel that he still feels “very privileged” to have been given such a once in a lifetime opportunity. “Steven pretty much is Doctor Who, so I’m sad he’s leaving,” he said. “He’s done so much for the show, and for me, but it will always endure.”

He continued: “There’s a wonderful writer starting, and it’s always been about reinvention.”

Steven’s last Christmas Special will air in December followed by Series 10 in spring 2017, after which Chris Chibnall will take over the reigns for Series 11, set to hit our screens in 2018. Read the full press release and share your own thoughts in our dedicated poll, here.

Matt is currently promoting his new film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in which he stars as Mr Collins, ahead of its international release into cinemas on 5th February 2016.

January 24th, 2016
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Change is a-comin’ to Doctor Who after the announcement that Chris Chibnall will be taking over the showrunning reigns when Steven Moffat hands over the keys to the TARDIS after Series 10 in 2017.

As with the Moff back when he was revealed as Russell T Davies’ successor, Chibnall is no stranger to the Time Lord’s world, having previously written such classic episodes as 42 and The Power of Three. He also contributed to Torchwood, with acclaimed stories like Countrycide, Fragments and Exit Wounds rounding off his already reputable résumé.

And let’s not forget Broadchurch, Chibnall’s BAFTA award-winning crime drama, featuring Tenth Doctor David Tennant, which will be returning to ITV for its latest series next year…

So, what have been your favourite Doctor Who/Torchwood Chris Chibnall moments so far? He has certainly paid his dues, so let us know your picks of his best bits in the comments section below. One thing is for sure, the future of Doctor Who just got very, very exciting!

January 23rd, 2016
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Fans have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the brand new Doctor Who companion since Clara’s departure in Series 9, but this weekend’s developments suggest that it’ll be a while until we actually get to see them on screen.

In light of the news that the show will be taking a break this year, with just the now traditional Christmas Special in December to tide us over until next spring, it’s already being speculated that Peter Capaldi’s new co-star won’t actually be introduced until Series 10 in 2017, with this year’s festive episode featuring a “high-profile guest star” instead.

Of course, with filming on Series 10 due to begin in the summer, we will definitely discover the identity of the new companion in 2016, which is still pretty exciting, and you can let us know your hopes and predictions for the Time Lord’s incoming BFF in our discussion, here.

It has also been announced that Series 10, to feature 11 episodes, will be Steven Moffat’s last as its showrunner, with Broadchurch creator and previous Doctor Who and Torchwood contributor Chris Chibnall taking over the reigns for Series 11, confirmed to begin in 2018.

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

January 22nd, 2016
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It’s official. Steven Moffat will be stepping down as Doctor Who’s showrunner next year, to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall from Series 11 onwards.

Steven – who has helmed the show since 2010 – is currently working on his final full series, to air in Spring 2017, which unfortunately means that fans will only be getting a Christmas Special this year. Chibnall will then take over the reigns with his first series due to hit our screens in 2018, although it is unclear whether or not incumbent Time Lord Peter Capaldi will also be accompanying the transition.

“It feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m only just starting work on the scripts for Series 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out,” Steven said. “While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe to keep the TARDIS warm. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I’m beyond delighted. For Series 11, Chris will be the new showrunner. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Meanwhile, Chris – who has previously penned such classic Doctor Who escapades as 42, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three, as well as various episodes of its spin off Torchwood – described his next venture as “a privilege and a joy”. He continued: “I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven has achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who’s creative ambition and growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and it’s clear he will be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.”

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