Capaldi Returning For More “Doctor Who”

The ninth season since the 2005 refresh of “Doctor Who” is now in its second half on both BBC and BBC America, with production on a tenth season already underway. Speaking with Variety, show runner Steven Moffat confirms that though Jenna Coleman is leaving as companion, the current incarnation of the galaxy’s most famous Time Lord will be around for a while.

Asked point blank about casting on the tenth season, Moffat makes it quite clear saying: “Peter Capaldi is going nowhere.” He says you can also expect the show to be around for at least several more seasons to come: “It is definitely going to last five more years, I’ve seen the business plan. It’s not going anywhere. And I think we can go past that. It’s television’s own legend. It will just keep going.”

Part of the longevity he says is the show’s ability to regenerate every bit as much as the character: “‘Doctor Who’ is the all-time perfectly evolved television show. It’s a television predator designed to survive any environment because you can replace absolutely everybody… Here is a show that sheds us all like scales; a show that can make you feel everything except indispensable. It will carry on forever, because you can replace every part of it.”