According to new reports, Chris Chibnall has taken over as the showrunner for BBC’s “Doctor Who.” BBC has requested Peter Capaldi to stay on, especially during the transition. Does that mean that they have started filming the new season? The answer is no. ANN had reported that BBC’s “Doctor Who” was hunting for its new Clara Oswald. There has been no statement from the show’s producers if they have found one and it is unclear as to how the shooting can begin without their Clara.
Radio Times reveals that Capaldi is not sure if he will take up BBC’s offer to stay on. “I’ve been asked to stay on. But it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision,” said Capaldi. “Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he’s a hugely talented guy. I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. I don’t know. I have to make up my mind, and I haven’t yet,” he added.
So what happens now? Well, Capaldi may pass the baton to someone else. When will Season 10 start filming? According to Digital Spy, actors will start shooting for Season 10 very soon. However, Capaldi has been directed to not talk about it. “It’s going to start very soon. For some reason, I’m not allowed to tell you exactly – Doctor Who’s veiled in secrecy always,” he revealed.
The website elaborates that the next leg of shooting will start with the Christmas Special episode for 2016, followed by other episodes. The Season is expected to telecast in 2017. “Doctor Who” has been very much in the news lately for its internal changes. First, actress Jenna Louise Coleman exited the show, which was followed by the news of the showrunner Steven Moffat being replaced by Chris Chibnall. Lastly, everyone was speculating about Peter Capaldi and his exit from the show as the Doctor.