The upcoming 10th series of Doctor Who will be the last not only for showrunner Steven Moffat, but for actor Peter Capaldi who has taken on the titular role for the past few years. Now that he’s confirmed to leave the show, little teasers and hints as to his final moments have been making their way into the spotlight.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Capaldi himself confirmed that he’d already filmed his final scenes on Doctor Who season 10, and the regeneration process that his character will once again go through.
Despite that, the upcoming Christmas special episode has not yet been filmed, so the chat served as a sort of confirmation that the regeneration process would take place as part of series 10, rather than in the upcoming Christmas special.
Exactly who will be taking Capaldi’s spot as the Doctor is still up in the air, with rumours more rampant than ever before that the twelfth Doctor will be a woman. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is currently the frontrunner when it comes to bookmakers’ odds.
It’s not yet been confirmed whether or not Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas will be staying on as the Doctor’s companions Bill and Nardole respectively, either. With Chris Chibnall coming in as showrunner, there could be a complete reboot in the works, but with Mackie and Lucas already proving so popular, would that be the best idea?
Doctor Who series 10 begins April 15, 2017 on BBC One.