Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who has been a resounding success… and Steven Moffat confirms that he’ll return next year for another series.
After the official launch for the Doctor Who Series 8 DVD collection, it looks as though show runner Steven Moffat has confirmed Capaldi’s return… but may have added more fuel to the fire when it comes to Jenna Coleman.
“Yes, he’s confirmed,” he said to The Hollywood Reporter at the event. But he apparently later added that Jenna Coleman – who has played the Doctor’s companion Clara for the last two years – has not yet signed up for another series.
Of course, this adds a lot of weight to the recent rumours that Coleman would be exiting the show following the upcoming Christmas special… and while it’s still not confirmed, it really does look as though Clara Oswald and the Doctor will part ways.
“It’s been an outstanding debut series for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who,” said director of BBC Television Danny Cohen. “I’m very grateful to Peter, Steven Moffat and everyone involved.”
I certainly have to agree with Cohen on this one. Although there’s been a few misses, Capaldi’s debut series has been an incredibly strong one. Every episode really built towards the on-going mystery of who the new Doctor really is… and Capaldi himself doesn’t miss a beat – especially when it comes to the verbal sparring between himself and Jenna Coleman.
Unfortunately, it looks as though his impressive debut series might not be enough to keep Jenna Coleman on board. But perhaps that’s a good thing. After all, with a rapidly changing dynamic aboard the TARDIS, perhaps it’s time for a new companion to stand up to the Doctor’s rather formidable eyebrows.
But who will that new companion be? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but I can’t help thinking that Steven Moffat may already have some ideas.
Are you glad to see Peter Capaldi return for another series? Will Jenna Coleman leave after the Christmas Special? Let us know what you think in the comments below…