Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse reveals who should replace Peter Capaldi

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Mar 22, 2017

Ever since it was announced Peter Capaldi was following in Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat’s footsteps by leaving the BBC series at the end of Season 10, fans have been waiting on tenterhooks to find out who will replace him in the TARDIS.

I’m not sure when the identity of the 13th Doctor will be revealed, but I have a feeling we’ll find out before the end of the year since Capaldi is expected to be leaving during this year’s upcoming Christmas special. If it were up to Doctor Who writer and Being Human creator Toby Whithouse, there’s a certain someone (or two) deserving of the role.

During an interview with Digital Spy, Whithouse revealed his top choice to play the Doctor in former Being Human star Damien Molony (Ripper Street, Suspects). In case some of you guys are going: “Damien who?”, the Irish actor starred as the show’s new lead vampire, Hal, replacing Aidan Turner, who had left the series at the end of Season 3, in the final two seasons of the original UK (not the U.S. version) TV show.

“Damien Molony, who was on Being Human, I've always thought he'd be terrific. He's a fantastic actor. My ideal choice would either be Damien or Chiwetel Ejiofor, who I think would be absolutely terrific.”

With the excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor no doubt being too big of a star for the role (he recently starred in Doctor Strange as Mordo and has been enjoying a great career on the big screen), Molony would probably be more in the BBC’s wheelhouse as the next Doctor.

Having seen Molony's work on Being Human and Ripper Street, I agree with Whithouse he’d be an ideal choice for the beloved Time Lord. Heck, maybe they could even finally make him ginger!

Doctor Who returns on April 15.

(via Digital Spy)