With Jenna Coleman leaving at the end of “Doctor Who” Season 9, it appears Whovians don’t have to worry about Peter Capaldi’s tenure…yet.
According to a recent report by The Mirror , despite early concerns about Capaldi possibly leaving by the 2015 Christmas Special, the actor has decided to stay “for at least one more series.”
“He loves playing the Doctor and of course we want him to do another series,” said a source. “Peter is keen to complete three years playing the Doctor to round off his storylines. That will take us until the end of next year. After that, who knows?”
However, in order to endure the grueling filming schedule, Season 10 of “Doctor Who” might reportedly be comprised of several feature-length episodes rather than a 13-episode order.
If Capaldi remains with “Doctor Who,” then he will inevitably receive a new companion after Jenna Coleman’s Clara leaves the show. According to DoctorWhoTV , actress Faye Marsay is a frontrunner, possibly as the character Shona who last appeared during “Last Christmas.”
“Everyone thinks Faye will be a great sidekick and the fact she’s been on ‘Doctor Who’ as another character before doesn’t matter,'” said a source to the Daily Star.
Recently, “Doctor Who” introduced a new recurring character Ashildr, portrayed by “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams. Although the most recent episode has shot down rumors of Williams becoming the next companion, reports confirm she will return for episode 10 of this season.
Another possibility could be Ingrid Oliver as the fan-favorite Osgood. Although we saw her demise at the hands of Missy, the character appears to be returning for episode 7 and 8 of this season.
“[She] could well be companion,” said Capaldi. “We’re playing around with a lot of offers.”