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Peter Capaldi Will Leave 'Doctor Who' at the End of 2017

Peter Capaldi has announced that he will leave Doctor Who at the end of the year.

The 58-year-old actor joined the series in 2013 and his last episode will be the Christmas special at the end of 2017.

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” Peter told BBC Radio. “From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat will also exit the series after the Christmas special.

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the Tardis together,” he said in a statement (via THR). “Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter.”

Doctor Who's New Companion Makes Debut in Season 10 Trailer!

The season ten trailer of Doctor Who has arrived amid the series’ Christmas special, which aired this evening.

The trailer for the upcoming season gives us a look at the new companion, Bill Potts, played by newcomer Pearl Mackie. She will be joining Peter Capaldi on the BBC America series this spring.

Pearl is mainly a stage actress and this is her most mainstream role to date. We can’t wait to get to know her through the series!

ARE YOU EXCITED for the upcoming tenth season of Doctor Who?

DOCTOR WHO SEASON 10 – Returns This Spring on BBC America

Pearl Mackie Becomes New 'Doctor Who' Companion Bill - Watch First Promo!

Pearl Mackie has just been revealed as the Doctor’s new companion, Bill, on Doctor Who!

The English actress replaces Clara, played by Jenna Coleman, as the Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) right hand in the new season of the hit BBC series.

BBC introduced Pearl on social media this morning (April 23), writing, “‘You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.’ #DoctorWho #NewCompanion,” before the big reveal.

Check out the sneak peek below where Bill (Mackie) is asking all the questions you’ve ever had about Daleks.

'Doctor Who' Showrunner Steven Moffat to Step Down

Doctor Who‘s longtime head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat is set to step down after the series’ 10th season, according to the BBC.

The 54-year-old writer has been heading the show since 2010 and will hand the reigns over to Chris Chibnall, who has been writing for Doctor Who since 2007.

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“My timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him,” Steve said in a statement.

He continued, “It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Peter Jackson to Direct an Episode of 'Doctor Who'

Peter Jackson has confirmed he will direct an upcoming episode of Doctor Who by posting a fun new video on his Facebook account.

The 54-year-old Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director is seen polishing his four Academy Awards in the video while his daughter Katie checks his email and reads one from the television show’s creator Steven Moffat.

After a minute or so, the show’s current doctor Peter Capaldi steps into the home and brings him a contract that he tells Peter to sign. Watch the rest of the action below!

Home Invasion

This was an interesting weekend…

Posted by Peter Jackson on Sunday, November 29, 2015

New 'Doctor Who' Young Adult Spinoff Coming to BBC Three

BBC just announced plans for a new Doctor Who spin off!

The upcoming series, called Class, was written by young adult author Patrick Ness.

The eight episode, 45 minute series will be set in contemporary London and will center on incredible dangers that are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. Much of the action will be set around Coal Hill School.

“No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we’re bringing his brilliant story-telling into Doctor Who,” Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat shared. “This is growing up in modern Britain – but with monsters!”

Production on Class begins next spring and the series will air before the end of 2016.

New 'Doctor Who' Trailer Shows Maisie Williams' Character - Watch Here!

Jenna Coleman joins Peter Capaldi at the Doctor Who panel during 2015 Comic-Con held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday afternoon (July 9) in San Diego, Calif.

The 29-year-old actress and Peter joined Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, at the event where they debuted the new trailer for the upcoming season, which premieres on September 19th.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jenna Coleman

The trailer also gives us a glimpse at Maisie Williams‘s role — just watch it all the way to the end!

“What took you so long, old man?” her character says. Check it out below!

Doctor Who: Series 9 Teaser Trailer – BBC One

20+ pics inside of Jenna Coleman and the Doctor Who cast…

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