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Peter Capaldi Has Been Asked to Remain on ‘Doctor Who’ After Moffat Leaves

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Although Peter Capaldi recently hinted he may not star on “Doctor Who” for much longer, the actor now reveals he’s been asked to remain following the departure next year of head writer Steven Moffat. However, whether he will remains to be seen.

“I’ve been asked to stay on,” he tells 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 [Chibnall, Moffat’s successor] 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 announced in January, Moffat’s 12-episode final season will be broadcast in 2017, with only a Christmas special airing this year. Chibnall will then take the reins in 2018.

Capaldi was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013, succeeding Matt Smith.


  • Der Langhaarige

    I hope he stays for a while. I really like the A-hole Doctor. (That sounds wrong, when you say it out loud.)

  • demoncat_4

    hope he stays for a little while longer or maybe at least trying to tie tom bakers record as the longest serving doctor .


    “Capaldi was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013, succeeding Matt Smith.”

    Thirteenth Doctor!

  • Peterus Yelch

    Technically, but he’s still referred to as the “Twelfth Doctor” in all official bumpf. The BBC and those involved with the show regard Capaldi as the Twelfth…

  • TheFirst

    Jup, John Hurt’s Doctor (who is the actual 9th Doctor) is called the War Doctor.
    So the BBC counts the Doctors like this: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, War, 9th, 10th,11th and the 12th Doctor (Capaldi).