Before Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor yesterday—amid general excitement—there had been many rumors swirling around that we could have been getting a woman as the next Doctor.
However, a female Time Lord in the TARDIS was actually the one thing current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat wasn't going for, although he admits that the Doctor being a woman was possible.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other press, Moffat said:
"It's absolutely narratively possible [that the Doctor could be a woman] and when it's the right decision, maybe we'll do it."
"It didn't feel right to me, right now. I didn't feel enough people wanted it."
The Who and Sherlock showrunner even claimed that many female Doctor Who fans were actually opposed to the casting of a woman in the role:
"Oddly enough most people who said they were dead against it – and I know I'll get into trouble for saying this – were women," he insisted. "[They were] saying, 'No, no, don't make him a woman!'"
So what do you think? Do you agree with Steven Moffat here? Do you believe now was not the time for a female Doctor? Will there ever be a time for it?
(via Digital Spy)