Who will replace Clara Oswald?
‘Doctor Who’s’ Peter Capaldi has revealed the show is looking for someone ‘different’ to take over from Jenna Coleman as the Timelord’s companion. Coleman, who played Clara Oswald in the BBC series, departed in December and her replacement has still not been found.
‘Doctor Who’ are looking for someone 'different' to be the Timelord’s new assistant.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Capaldi said: "We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of. Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that."
The actor is reportedly set to leave the series when Chris Chibnall takes over as showrunner.
After the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat was announced last week, ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi is reportedly also planning his exit from the series, finishing his run in late 2017. Capaldi is said to be stepping down as the Time Lord so new showrunner Chris Chibnall can chose his own Doctor.
Is Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor running out?
A source told The Mirror: “Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when Steven Moffat leaves. They’ve been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris his own choice of actor to play the Doctor.”
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The long-serving showrunner has stepped down and will be replaced by ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has stepped down as the show’s lead writer and executive producer after six series in charge. According to the Radio Times, Moffat will hand over to ‘Broadchurch’s’ Chris Chibnall at the end of the next series, scheduled to be in 2017.
Steven Moffat is to step down as ‘Doctor Who’s’ showrunner.
The BBC will air Moffat’s final 12 part series in spring 2017, but he will also helm a Christmas special later this year. Chibnall’s debut series will then launch in 2018. It’s unclear wether Moffat’s Christmas special will feature the Doctor’s new companion, but sources say Jenna Coleman’s replacement will definitely appear in the spring 2017 series.
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'Doctor Who' fans have been left salivating at the possibility of Peter Jackson directing an episode, thanks to a video featuring The Timelord visiting the director’s home.
If Peter Jackson hasn’t signed up to direct an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ then he’s just trolled the entire fanbase of the BBC sci-fi series. In a video posted to the director’s Facebook page on Monday, Jackson appears to tease the idea he could helm a ‘Doctor Who’ episode, when he receives a visit from the Doctor himself.
Could be Peter Jackson soon direct an episode of ‘Doctor Who’?
In the clip titled, ‘Home Invasion’, Jackson is seen sitting at a table with his daughter Katie surrounded by his Oscars. “Hey dad, Steven Moffat’s trying to email you,” Katie says. “He’s always emailing me,” Jackson responds.
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The writer has been accused of making the show more ‘misogynist’ since he took over from Russell T. Davies in 2010.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken out over claims that the show has become ‘misogynist’ since he took over as lead writer. In a survey carried out last year by group of US university students, it was found that women on the show had less speaking time and fewer speaking roles under Moffatt.
Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who'.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffatt said it was a “complicated issue”, adding: “The general point being made by these people is correct. We need better female role models on screen.” However the writer said he doesn't understand why his show is the one being single out as ‘misogynist’.
You might be still crying for Clara, but you're really excited too, right?
Christmas Day will see thousands of families gathering on the couch in front of the television in the evening for the eagerly anticipated new episode of 'Doctor Who'. The Doctor is struggling to come to terms with the death of Clara, but his wife seriously needs his help.
Husband and wife are reunited in the first look at the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special
Yes, the December 25th episode brings with it a lot of twists and turns and some thrilling guest appearances. Here's what we know so far about the show:
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Following the tragic death of Jenna Coleman's character, there's an assistant place up for grabs
It was a big night for Doctor Who fans on Saturday (21 Nov) as the main man’s assistant, Clara Oswald, met an untimely and particularly gruesome end. But grief doesn’t hang around for long in television and already there have been whispers about who could be Clara’s replacement.
Who will be the new person standing by the side of Doctor Who?
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We could still be a long way off from learning who the Doctor’s new companion will be.
'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed he still hasn't decided on a replacement for Clara Oswald, despite Jenna Coleman set to leave the show before the end of the current series. Moffat made the revelation during the 'Doctor Who' festival on Friday, where the showrunner was joined by stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, Ingrid Oliver and writer Mark Gatiss.
'Doctor Who’ stars Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliverat the ‘Doctor Who’ festival in London.
“We went to the BBC yesterday to talk about the type of person we might be looking at,” Moffat said. “To my unending terror, we have not yet finished episode 11 and episode 12 is nowhere near finished so we haven’t actually delivered the show yet.”
Capaldi thinks ‘Doctor Who’ is a kid’s show which should be aired at an earlier time.
'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi has criticised the BBC for treating the show "as a pawn" in a the Saturday night ratings war. The current series airs around on 8pm Saturday nights, after 'Strictly Come Danicng', but Capaldi thinks it would be better suited to a 7.30pm time slot, to make it easier for families to watch together.
Peter Capaldi has criticised ‘Doctor Who’s’ timeslot.
"I feel it's slightly used as a pawn in a Saturday night warfare. I feel as if it should go out at 7.30pm or around that time,” Capaldi said. "I see a lot of kids and a lot of families and these families who all love ‘Doctor Who’ want to sit down and watch it together.”
Capaldi described an early photoshoot that he and 'Doctor Who' co-star Jenna Coleman had to do.
‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi has spoken in harsh terms about the state of gender equality in the entertainment industry, describing the relative depiction of male and female characters as “ridiculous”.
Capaldi, 57, recently won praise from female fans of the BBC sci-fi series when he insisted that it would be “creepy” if any sexual element were to be added to the on-screen relationship between the Doctor and his current, much younger assistant, Clara, played by Jenna Coleman.
Peter Capaldi addressed sexism and ageism in the TV industry
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Capaldi took over the role of The Doctor from Matt Smith in 2013.
Peter Capaldi will reportedly be staying with ‘Doctor Who’ for at least one more series. There had been fears that the actor would not renew his contract and BBC bosses were even said to have drawn up a shortlist possible replacements, but according to The Mirror that won’t be necessary anymore.
Peter Capaldi has reportedly signed on for one more year of 'Doctor Who'.
A BBC source told the newspaper, “Peter has made it clear he is happy playing the Doctor for as long as the BBC – and viewers – want him. We are very happy with him and viewers are also warming to him.”
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