New Doctor Who showrunner has asked Peter Capaldi to stay, but will he?

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Mar 7, 2016

We already know showrunner Steven Moffat will be leaving the BBC’s Doctor Who in 2018, but what about The Doctor himself?

In an interview with BBC Radio Scotland, star Peter Capaldi revealed that the studio has officially asked him to stick around after the creative team transitions from Moffat to new showrunner Chris Chibnall in 2018. As for what he plans on actually doing when the moment comes? According to Capaldi, he’s still largely undecided.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

“I haven't made my mind up. I’ve been asked to stay on, which is lovely - and I think Chris Chibnall's fantastic and a wonderful choice. To be perfectly honest, it's so far away in the future… you know, Doctor Who is a a very difficult thing to say goodbye to - and I don't want to make that decision right now. They've asked me to stay on, so when I am forced to make that decision, I will make it.”

If nothing else, it’s nice to see the network is trying to keep some continuity during the changeover, as opposed to the full-on shake-up when Moffat took over and also had to introduce Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor. Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor has been a nice chance of pace, and with the show eventually introducing a new companion, it makes sense they’d try to make the transition a bit smoother by keeping Capaldi around.

But will he stay? By 2018, Capaldi will have inhabited the TARDIS for five years — which is a long time for any Doctor by modern standards.

What do you think? Will you want a chance at that point, or the more Capaldi the better?

(Via Digital Spy)

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