Peter Capaldi took on the reign of Doctor full-time in 2014 after a couple of cameos in 2013, sending his already-impressive career into the stratosphere and guaranteed he could live off the proceeds of Comic-Cons and Supanovas forevermore. He’s not that kind of Doctor though. He’s a proper fan that only wants the best of the show.
Evidence of this can be found in the fan letter he wrote over forty years ago, the tiny guest spot he did as a Roman in 2008 and all the surprise events he participates in free of charge. Capaldi is fantastic, there’s no denying. So fantastic that the BBC extended an invitation for him to stay on as the Doctor in the eleventh season and onwards despite showrunner Steven Moffat being replaced by Chris Chibnall. No word on whether he’ll accept, though it’s rather likely.
The actor echoed the sentiment of some of its fans after Doctor Who was postponed to 2017 (apart from a one-off Christmas special) in favour of the Rio Olympics.
“The BBC is an incredible organisation, but… sometimes people there think, ‘That’s looking after itself’. And it’s not being looked after!”
He cites stability as a crux to ratings and warns against further meddling.
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