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Peter Capaldi Has Been Asked to Remain on ‘Doctor Who’ After Moffat Leaves

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Although Peter Capaldi recently hinted he may not star on “Doctor Who” for much longer, the actor now reveals he’s been asked to remain following the departure next year of head writer Steven Moffat. However, whether he will remains to be seen.

“I’ve been asked to stay on,” he tells Radio Times, “but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision. Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris [Chibnall, Moffat’s successor] is fantastic, and I think 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, and I haven’t yet.”

As announced in January, Moffat’s 12-episode final season will be broadcast in 2017, with only a Christmas special airing this year. Chibnall will then take the reins in 2018.

Capaldi was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013, succeeding Matt Smith.