Doctor Who writer and director Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he is returning to the series for a second series, this time as the eighth Doctor.
Capaldi is best known for writing the first four episodes of the rebooted series and the companion series, which premiered in October 2015.
Capaldins co-star Jenna Coleman, who has since become a regular on the new series, revealed the news in an interview with The Times.
“It’s a real pleasure to be back on Doctor Who,” Capaldi said.
“I’m so thrilled to be writing again, and it’s been so much fun.
The actor will also be returning to his own incarnation, replacing Matt Smith, who is stepping down from the series in 2018. “
The new Doctor will be the most powerful in the universe and, of course, he has a really special relationship with the Doctor’s companions.”
The actor will also be returning to his own incarnation, replacing Matt Smith, who is stepping down from the series in 2018.
The new series is expected to be announced in the fall, with the new showrunner, Steven Moffat.
“In the future, Doctor Who will be about the greatest science fiction and fantasy story ever told,” Moffat told the paper.
“That’s a really big part of why we’ve done it.
We will have a lot more stories to tell about the characters and their relationship. “
There will be a lot of surprises about the future.
The Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald will also appear in the new drama. “
We’re going to find out about the universe we live in.”
The Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald will also appear in the new drama.
The series will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, with executive producer Steven Moffatt and writer Peter Capaldini set to write the script.
“Doctor Who is the perfect place to tell the story of the Doctor,” Moffatt said.
We are excited to explore his story and see how far it takes us.” “
When we first approached Steven, he was thrilled to work on a new Doctor.
We are excited to explore his story and see how far it takes us.”
The new show is set for release in 2018 on the BBC1 network.