Will Peter Capaldi stay on as Doctor Who?

Actor Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who, has been asked to stay on.
Actor Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who, has been asked to stay on.

Peter Capaldi has been asked by Doctor Who executives to stay with the sci-fi series after showrunner Steven Moffat steps down in 2017.

The Scottish actor, who has been playing the Time Lord since 2014, is reportedly planning to leave after the 2017 series when Moffat, the lead writer and executive producer, exits the show and is replaced by Chris Chibnall.

Capaldi has now revealed that he's been asked to stay while the transition takes place, but is still deliberating over his future on the show.

"I've been asked to stay on, but it's such a long time before I have to make that decision," he has told Britain's Radio Times magazine.

"Steven's been wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic and 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. I haven't yet."

David Tennant stepped down as the Doctor when Moffat replaced Russell T Davies as showrunner in 2010. Tennant was succeeded by Matt Smith.

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Capaldi, 57, previously hinted he could step down even before the 2017 series when he told Britain's The Telegraph newspaper in December that 2016 could be his final year as he's looking to take on other projects.

"I love Doctor Who, but it can be quite an insular world and I do want to do other things," he said.

"There will come a time when this is over. But I knew that when I started. I was thinking about my regeneration scene from the outset. That's my terrible melancholic nature. When you accept the job you know there'll come a day, inevitably, when you'll be saying goodbye."


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