Doctor Who fans now have confirmation that although the series is getting a new companion in its 10th season, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor won’t be regenerating for a little while.
The show’s executive producer Steven Moffat has revealed that while Jenna Coleman’s TARDIS-traveling days are coming to a close at the end of this season, Capaldi will definitely be around for season 10.
Variety recently asked Moffat about casting changes for season 10, and the DW boss told the site, “We all know that Jenna Coleman is leaving this year.” When asked about Capaldi specifically the answer was short and sweet: “Peter Capaldi is going nowhere.”
Moffat also sees the show being around for years and years to come and when asked why he felt the beloved series was such a success as a reboot he told the site, “Doctor Who is the all-time perfectly evolved television show. It’s a television predator designed to survive any environment because you can replace absolutely everybody. Most shows you can’t do that with.”
He went on to use Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in Sherlock as the titular character as an example. “For example, once Benedict Cumberbatch gives up Sherlock, what are we going to do? We are going to stop, that’s what we are going to do. Most shows have a built-in mortality. But here is a show that sheds us all like scales; a show that can make you feel everything except indispensable. It will carry on forever, because you can replace every part of it.”
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