ANN had earlier reported that “Doctor Who” Season 10 is scheduled to start shooting soon. The new season of the BBC series will see many changes. We know that Jenna Louise Coleman has already said a goodbye to her character, Clara Oswald.
The hunt is now on for someone suitable to fill her shoes. Peter Capaldi told Radio Times that the search for a new Clara is on. “We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of. Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that. So we’re looking for someone different,” he said.
Rumours are rife that after the ratings slump in Season 8 and after Coleman exiting the show, Steven Moffat is being pressured to move over, according to Cinema Blend. Inquistir reveals that the show has now roped in Chris Chibnall to takeover as the showrunner from 2018 onwards. Steven Moffat has been the long-time showrunner of the Time Lord’s saga. However, he will produce only one “Doctor Who” episode this year. His last season will air in 2017, ending with a Christmas episode at the end of the year.
It is being rumoured that Capaldi will also exit the show after Season 10, the reason being that he is experiencing knee problems. However, some believe that Capaldi’s exit will allow Chibnall to choose a new Doctor.
Sources close to BBC disclosed that the BBC bosses are already talking about fresh starts after Moffat’s exit. “They’ve [BBC bosses] been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris his own choice of actor to play the Doctor,” informed the sources. “They hope he will be able to find someone who can have the same impact as Matt Smith did when Steven Moffat kicked off his run as executive producer,” they added.
We do not have a statement from the show producers reflecting on this.