'Doctor Who' Former Showrunner Drops Biggest Hint Yet That Peter Capaldi's Replacement Has Been Cast

He/she has big shoes to fill.

While speculation abounds as to exactly who will replace Peter Capaldi in the next regeneration of the Doctor, it appears some well-placed folk may already be in the know.

Former ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Russell T Davies, responsible for the show’s phenomenally successful reboot in 2005, revealed recently that he was one of those people, revealing at the LGBT Awards: “I do know who it is.”

That’s all RTD would have to say on the matter, explaining: “I am leaving it to them, and every time you pass any sort of comment on Doctor Who they go mad.”

Who will replace Peter Capaldi? Russell T Davies says he knows
Who will replace Peter Capaldi? Russell T Davies says he knows

Many names have been put in the frame, ever since Peter Capaldi announced that he would be departing the iconic role later this year.

‘The Good Wife’ star Alan Cumming recently revealed he had previously been approached about the role, and confessed himself very amenable to the idea, until he realised it would involve months of the year filming in Cardiff. That would be no distance at all for Kris Marshall, a strong favourite for the role, who quit ‘Death In Paradise’ earlier this year, claiming filming in the Caribbean was taking its toll on his family life.

Other names have included Richard Ayoade, and also some female names including Tilda Swinton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

There’s one face we probably won’t be seeing in future, however, after it was revealed today that there will be a high-profile departure in the finale of the current series… click here for more.


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