Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi on his future in the TARDIS: 'This could be my final year'

The casting of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor was a somewhat surprising movie, coming on the heels of two relatively young, relatively good-looking guys before him. But the 12th Doctor has made for one of the most intriguing eras in New Who — but could it be coming to an end soon?

With the premiere of the Doctor Who Christmas special landing on Christmas night, Capaldi chatted with The Telegraph about his tenure aboard the TARDIS and how he’s feeling a full two years into his run. It’s worth noting he’s already signed on for next season, but after that, his contract is technically up.

Here’s what he had to say with his third (and final?) season looming:

“This could be my final year – it’s terrifying. I love Doctor Who but it can be quite an insular world and I do want to do other things. There will come a time when this is over. But I knew that when I started. I was thinking about my regeneration scene from the outset. That’s my terrible melancholic nature. When you accept the job you know there’ll come a day, inevitably, when you’ll be saying goodbye.”

Hmm, that’s interesting. Capaldi doesn’t say for sure that he’ll be hanging up his coat after next season, but it seems the end of the 12th Doctor is definitely something at the forefront of his mind. With the show certainly introducing a new companion next season following Clara Oswald’s (Jenna Coleman) departure, it could be a good a time as any to get a new companion settled in before shaking things up with a new Doctor.

What do you think? Would you like to see Capaldi stick around, or are you ready for a new Doctor?

(Via The Telegraph)

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