“Skyfall” and “Cloud Atlas” star Ben Whishaw has emerged as the bookie’s favorite to take over the role of The Doctor from Peter Capaldi in the next season of “Doctor Who”.
U.K.-based bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 6/1 on Whishaw with other names suggested including Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd”), Rory Kinnear (“Penny Dreadful”) and Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”) who are all being offered 8/1 odds by the bookies. Capaldi himself has suggested to The Mirror that the great Frances De La Tour (“Harry Potter,” “Vicious”) would be a great pick -for the role.
Whomever takes over will first be briefly seen in the this year’s Christmas episode which will see Capaldi’s incarnation of the character regenerate into his new form. The series is expected to undergo a reboot next season as new showrunner Chris Chibnall also comes onboard.