Are the producers of “Doctor Who” planning to go in a completely new direction with the next man in the role? If they do opt to select 55-year old Peter Capaldi to be the next Doctor we could see a nice shake up for the show.
Multiple sources are claiming today that Capaldi, who actually had a part in “Torchwood” years ago, is the odds-on choice to take on the part following the exit of Matt Smith, with Ben Daniels (“House of Cards”) and Daniel Rigby also supposedly in the running. But you must remember that the BBC has not commented on any of these possibilities right now, and all that we know is that Smith’s replacement is going to be announced Sunday at 7:00 in a live show hosted by Zoe Ball, where Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat will make an appearance.
Is it possible that one of these names wins the part? Sure, but we wouldn’t bet on it. The press has a tendency to be wrong with these names, and often, the actor who lands the part comes out of left field given how desperate they are to keep the part a secret, and not send any suspicion their way.
Also, we should note here that with the aforementioned live show, BBC America has decided to simulcast the announcement for their own viewers. This will mean that the show will air stateside at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, or 11:00 a.m. Pacific. These are also appropriately the times in which the 50th anniversary special in America will air, as the network looks to combat spoilers.
If you want to read more about this announcement and the anniversary special, our advice is to just head on over to the link here.
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