‘Doctor Who’ season 8: Peter Capaldi receives kind words from Benedict Cumberbatchby January 16, 2014
We already know that most of the “Doctor Who” family has already embraced Peter Capaldi in the lead role as the 12th Doctor; so what do we have now? News that the rest of the Steven Moffat family is also feeling the same way.
Speaking to The Big Issue, it was none other than “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch who said that he was “excited to see [Capaldi]” on the show, saying that he is a “great actor.” Capaldi and Cumberbatch, like many other British actors who have been in the industry for years, do have a history together. The two parties worked together in “Fortysomething” along with “The Fifth Estate,” so they know how each other’s work and what their process is like. Given that Cumberbatch is one of the most-popular actors out there right now, his recommendation may matter more to some viewers.
As of late, Capaldi has been a very busy man filming the eighth season of the BBC series. He was announced as the replacement for Matt Smith in the early fall, and made his first extended appearance in the Christmas Special. His first word? “Kidneys.” It is still too early to know what sort of Doctor he will be; as a matter of fact, there are also certain aspects of his outfit that remain a mystery.
The premiere date for Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” season is likely going to be in the fall of this year; since Moffat has already revealed plans to air the entire season consecutively, it cannot air any later than late October in order to get all of the episodes up before the Christmas Special.
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