Capaldi Sought To Stay On For “Doctor Who”

When word came that the upcoming tenth season of “Doctor Who” would be showrunner Steven Moffat’s last, questions were raised regarding Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the current incarnation of the famous Time Lord.

This week, the actor has confirmed to the Radio Times that the BBC has asked him to stay on as the Twelfth Doctor for at least the show’s eleventh season – the first under new showrunner Chris Chibnall. It’s an offer he won’t make a decision regarding for some time:

“I’ve been asked to stay on, but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision. Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he’s a hugely talented guy. I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. I don’t know. I have to make up my mind, and I haven’t yet.”

David Tennant was asked to stay on when then showrunner Russell T. Davies departed and was replaced by Moffat, an offer Tennant very nearly accepted, but then changed his mind – leading to the mini-reboot with Matt Smith at the start of Moffat’s tenure.