Peter Capaldi has announced he’ll be stepping down as Doctor Who in twelve months.
Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013, and will leave the iconic role in the 2017 Christmas special after three incredible seasons on BBC AMERICA’s hit sci-fi drama.
The announcement came tonight on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show; speaking about the upcoming series this Spring he exclusively revealed the next season of the world’s longest running sci-fi show will be his last.
Peter Capaldi said: “One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. 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.”
Capaldi was unveiled to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor during a special live television event on BBC One. Peter’s Time Lord has been much loved and critically acclaimed, with season nine featuring some of the best reviewed performances and episodes of recent series. In particular, his anti-war speech in ‘The Zygon Inversion,’ and his solo appearance in the one-hander, ‘Heaven Sent,’ have been widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor. Under his reign the show has expanded globally. He took the series on a World Tour and has drawn record ratings in America, Canada, and Latin America. The highly anticipated 10th season returns to BBC AMERICA Saturday, April 15th at 9/8c.
Peter Capaldi’s final series also marks writer and executive producer Steven Moffat’s last so promises to be unmissable event television.
Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said: “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. 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. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peters’ amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard – Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”
Peter will be joined in season 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez. He has starred alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Alex Kingston as River Song, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, as well as Keeley Hawes, Tom Riley, Frank Skinner, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade and many more. Peter’s Doctor has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords.
Brian Minchin, Executive Producer said: “Peter Capaldi is an extraordinary Doctor and has taken the show to amazing places. Although I’m sad he has decided to move on in 2018, I’m delighted that we have one final series with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat. I know what they’re planning and it’s going to be incredible.”
Capaldi will return in the next season for 12 episodes in April, followed by the Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.
He replaced Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor. He first appeared in “Doctor Who” in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode “The Fires of Pompeii.”
BBC AMERICA’s new “Doctor Who” spin-off, “Class”, comes from award-winning YA writer and executive producer, Patrick Ness (“A Monster Calls”), and is executive produced by Moffat and Minchin.
Following the season 10 premiere, the new eight-part series will follow four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Here’s the full cast for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot!
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Well, so far...
It’s been hard to keep up with the many casting announcements – usually outed by the mac-daddy himself, K.Smith, on Instagram – over on the “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”, which is currently filming in Louisiana. Under the direction of super-fit filmmaker Kevin Smith, the film sees the two hapless hangouts from your youth (Okay, my youth..) off on a trek to Hollywood to squish a reboot of ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ from getting made. The flick, unarguably my most anticipated of 2019’s arse end (well, it’s a close call between “Reboot” and “Terminator : Dark Fate”), is due in theaters in the fall.
So, anywho, in addition to Smith and Jason Mewes, back in pivotal first billed positions, the former has rounded up a lot of his old pals – and some new ones – to appear either briefly or extensively in the laffer. There’s current it-stars like Grant Gustin (aka “The Flash”), View Askew-staples like Jason Lee (as his “Mallrats” character – and maybe more?), and even hulkish “True Blood” alum Joe Manganiello. But that’s just the tip of the Peter Berg.
Before we get to the list, ‘what about Ben Affeck?’ I hear you ask..
No, he never did get rid of that thigh-rash caused by the Bat suit.
Oh, but in terms of this?
Yup, sounds like it’s gonna happen. Despite Affleck and Smith’s fractured relationship, the “Chasing Amy” and “Mallrats” star said he’d be up for making an appearance in his old friend’s ‘comeback’ flick.
“I haven’t been asked to make an appearance, but you never know, there’s still time”, Affleck said in a new interview. “We’ll see. I think if it was up to me, I would rather do Holden (from “Chasing Amy”) than Shannon (From “Mallrats”), but I would defer to Kevin.”
So, sounds goodablelikely, yah?
Here’s who else we can expect to see in “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – as of March 26.
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Harley Quinn Smith
Smith’s daughter will play Milly –
Smith, who occasionally directs episodes, has recruited “The Flash” star
Frankie Shaw will play the prosecutor in a court room scene.
Smith’s “Tusk” star plays a lawyer in the aforesaid scene
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Reunites with Smith as a Mooby’s employee
“Twin Peaks” star plays a nervous cop
Reprising Security Guard Gordon’ from “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
The funnyman plays the judge in that abovesaid court room scene.
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Biggs is back as the “pie f***er” from “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
James Van Der Beek
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Sheenan Cole, Mike R. Moreau, Verna Bendetta, Matt Westphalen, John C. Logan
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he’s playing Legree in a scene
He’s playing a bailiff in a scene
He’s playing a Captain
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Always good value, look for her as Shan Yu
Jake Richardson & Nickfehlinger
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The radio host plays himself in the flick.
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The wrestling superstar is in the movie
Method Man & Redman
OK, now this cast is getting ti-iight!
Michael B.Jordan to play 400-year-old man!
“Harry Potter” producer David Heyman onboard “Highlander”-esque project
In-demand thesp Michael B.Jordan will star in Warner Bros’ “Methusaleh”.
Originally envisioned as a vehicle for Tom Cruise, the film tells of a man who has managed to survive for hundreds of years, without showing the physical signs of age. In that time, he has accumulated vast intellectual knowledge, from multiple languages to the sciences, as well as survival skills.
“Creed” star Jordan will produce the film – which will be re-developed especially for the actor – via his Outlier Society with “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
The “Highlander”-like fantasy is envisioned as a possible franchise.
Blumhouse rebooting The Craft
A new quartet to try out some spells!
A reboot of ’90s horror classic “The Craft” is in the works at Blumhouse.
The news hails from Production Weekly, who have Zoe Lister-Jones (“Band Aid”) writing and directing for a July 2019 start. Jason Blum, Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are the billed producers, with Daniel Casey on scripting duties with Lister-Jones.
According to the site, the new film features a quartet of new witches-in-training.
“A remake of the 1996 supernatural teen thriller. When starting at a new school, Hannah befriends Tabby, Lourdes, and Frankie & quickly becomes the fourth member of their Clique. Hannah soon learns that she somehow brings great power to the quartet.”
Robin Tunney, one of the stars of the 1996 film, previously spoke about what she believed what make a reboot or sequel successful.
“I feel like in order to make it seem culturally relevant, they need to do something [new] and do it quite well. They just can’t pick it up where it left off and it’s all of our kids or something,” Tunney pointed out. “Generations of people have watched it. It’s the idea of somebody just trying to monetize that and not caring if it’s good or not would be sad. I would love to do it if I thought it was going to be cool. I’m so proud of the fact that I was in a movie that has been loved by so many generations of people and watched at so many sleepovers. It’s an honor.”
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