Peter Capaldi finally set the record straight. However, his confirmation raises questions about who will take his place for Doctor Who season 11.
The long-running British sci-fi series recently premiered its annual Christmas special with current Time Lord Peter Capaldi. Indeed, it was a necessary taste of Doctor Who before the arrival of the tenth season.
However, the Scottish star surprised everyone with his recent announcement about his tenure on the show. Hence, fans can expect a new Time Lord to join the Doctor Who season 11 cast.
Peter Capaldi Exits Doctor Who
“I’m always someone that did different things. I’ve never done one job for three years before and I feel it’s time for me to move on to different challenges,” Capaldi said in an interview with BBC’s Radio 2. Capaldi also expressed thanks to the production team behind the series. His last appearance as the Time Lord is the 2017 Christmas special, Deadline reports.
Rumors of his departure came out after Steven Moffat announced his own exit from the show. The showrunner even discounted the possibility as the actor reportedly enjoys playing the part so much.
Who could be the 13th Time Lord in Doctor Who Season 11?
As expected, Capaldi’s official announcement fueled rumors about his likely successor. Thus, the Mirror expects the Time Lord to be the most sought-after role of 2017.
Interestingly, the change in Time Lord would coincide with the entry of a new chief. Hence, Doctor Who season 11 could be the start of a new era considering the bosses reportedly want a fresh start. No doubt, fan casting the role would come into play as well.
High on the list of candidates is Richard Madden. The actor could possibly be the season 11 doctor who is sexy and more fun. Interestingly, he has a strong connection to the series considering his girlfriend is former Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).
Then again, could the Doctor Who season 11 doctor be a woman? The idea of casting a female doctor remains an ongoing debate. Would Chris Chibnall dare to go hire someone like Lara Pulver or Jennifer Saunders? Perhaps, Whoopi Goldberg’s recent declaration about joining the series came at the right time.
On the other hand, will Doctor Who season 11 mark the comeback of a former Time Lord? Speculation is rife of the possible return of David Tennant or Matt Smith to the coveted role.
Let us know who is your pick to step in as the next Time Lord in Doctor Who season 11. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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