Sadly for fans of Doctor Who, we all know that Peter Capaldi will be exiting the show at the end of this season. This has left show-runners scrambling to find a new man to be the Doctor. Reports are out that the 13th Doctor has indeed already been cast. However the name of the choice is not being released at this time. Who do you want to play the new Doctor? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP!
Recently, new reports surfaced about the BBC’s recent casting thanks to a former creator on Doctor Who. Russell T. Davies spoke with Andy Vision about the show’s legacy, and it was there the former showrunner said he knows who has been cast as the 14th Doctor. Davies could not expand any further on the topic, but the report does confirm that the BBC has hired someone to fill in the Time Lord’s shoes.
For now, there is no telling who the next Doctor could be. Some reports have suggested that Kris Marshall was a frontrunner for the role, but fans have rallied hard for a female Doctor to make a debut. Online petitions have sprouted up for the BBC to hire a female actress for the role, and names like Michaela Coel have been thrown around as go-to choices. Even Marvel’s Hayley Atwell threw in her interest about the role before the British star backtracked from the franchise.
What Peter Capaldi had to say on his exit
I began to get worried about my capacity to deliver my best work. The schedule is very intense, and I began to wonder, how many different ways can I find to say, ‘The time vortex is going to open up and destroy the entire universe as we know it unless we blow up that model spaceship over there’? It concerned me that if I did more, yes, I’d be able to do it, but I’d just be phoning it in. And I didn’t ever want to be in that situation.