Finally, Doctor Who season 10 has arrived. After a significant long break, the adored BBC science fiction series has come back with Peter Capaldi back as the Doctor. This further implies that the clock is formally slowing down on his time with the series. That’s because he is leaving the role after this season. A declaration was made a couple of months back that Peter Capaldi will leave the role of the Doctor. Now the actor has clarified why he exited.
Capaldi recently showed up on The Graham Norton Show and he was quizzed about Doctor Who season 10. He was particularly asked why he chose to abandon being a Time Lord. Fans will be upbeat to know that he is leaving since he needs to go out on top, from an acting point of view. Here is what he said;
“Doctor Who is a great job, but it is a bit of a television factory. You do twelve episodes a year, and I just worried that I wouldn’t be able to continue to do my best work. I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it some vigour and not hate it. I just figure, while you’re enjoying it, leave.”
From the point of view of an actor, it is somewhat hard not to comprehend where he comes from. Doctor Who is one of the longest-running shows ever, despite the fact that there have been breaks. Nevertheless, this most recent emphasis has been going strong for a decent time now. Furthermore, as he brings up, it is something of a well-oiled machine. For the watcher, the Doctor is the most crucial piece of that machine. However, for Peter Capaldi, he is only a machine gear-piece that can risk getting somewhat dreary if you do it for a really long time. Furthermore, three seasons on Doctor Who is a decent run.
It hasn’t yet been uncovered who will be playing the role of the Time Lord after Doctor Who season 10. However, a few top choices have risen. Early babble had Skyfall star Ben Whishaw as the top choice. However, there is also a lot of talk that the next Doctor Who could be played by a female, which would be the first time ever. The on-screen character who has been the top choice, is Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton. Since the show is back reporting in real time, we may discover in the near future who will be replacing Peter Capaldi.
In addition to this, Doctor Who Season 10 will likewise be Steven Moffat’s last as the show-runner. With Doctor Who season 11, it will be in the hands of Broadchurch showrunner Chris Chibnall. It hasn’t been affirmed if Bill (Pearl Mackie), who happens to be the first straightforwardly gay friend ever, will be back next season. However, in the event that they do swap her out, Doctor Who will look very different one year from now. Doctor Who season 10 comprises of 10 episodes, with the very first episode having officially aired on April 15. Doctor Who’s next episode will air this Saturday on BBC. Have a glance at the interview clip below.