“I have to make up my mind, and I haven’t yet”, he said.
Still, for those who hoping to see the Twelfth Doctor become the longest-running modern incarnation of the universe’s favourite Time Lord, this isn’t bad news at all.
In spite of rumors to the contrary, Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor on ‘Doctor Who, ‘ announced that the BBC asked him to stay on in the role, even after the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat.
Now, RadioTimes.com can reveal that the BBC has asked Capaldi to stay on as the Doctor after Moffat’s departure – but the actor himself isn’t sure whether he’ll take up their offer. With Jenna Coleman’s exit from the series, the Doctor is now without a companion.
Already well known is the fact that Peter Capaldi plans to stay on as the Doctor for the 10th series of the show, which is set to air in 2017.
Capaldi only had positive things to say about the outgoing and incoming showrunners, calling Moffat “absolutely wonderful”, and Chibnall a “hugely talented guy”. Capaldi staying on with the new showrunner, though, is a decision that is now in the actor’s hands.
Sadly, there will be no new episodes in 2016 aside from the Christmas special, and the next season will not be broadcast until 2017. Chibnall will then take over showrunning duties, for a series that will hopefully air in 2018. I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. Capaldi leaving in such circumstances wouldn’t be unprecedented – David Tennant did the same when Russell T Davies left after four seasons. For the moment, Peter Capaldi simply sees the 11th series of Doctor Who as incredibly far away and simply isn’t ready to think about it just yet. That series recently got picked up for a third season.