Yes, Peter Capaldi really is leaving Doctor Who.
Appearing on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, Capaldi announced that he has already filmed his inevitable death scene as the Twelfth Doctor - even though he still has to shoot this season's Christmas special.
For those who don't know, the recent tradition on the popular British Sci-Fi series has been to end the current Doctor’s arc and execute the regeneration process on the show's seasonal Christmas specials. BBC America has previously stated that the regeneration will occur on the special. Fans have been speculating who may be the next one to enter the TARDIS, with Ben Whishaw the heavy favorite amongst Whovians across the globe.
Capaldi went on to discuss why he’s chosen this season as his last, telling Graham Norton, "Doctor Who is a great job, but it is a bit of a television factory. You do 12 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 the vigor and the fun and not hate it. I just figure, while you’re enjoying it, leave."
Season 10 will not only mark the end of Capaldi's time on the show. Showrunner Steven Moffat will also be exiting Doctor Who this year, to be replaced by Broadchurch vet Chris Chibnall.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Are you ready to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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