Steven Moffat Talks about “Surprising and Different” Feel To Doctor Who For Upcoming Season

Photo: Rex/Huw Evans
Photo: Rex/Huw Evans

With the exciting news that we will finally meet Peter Capaldi’s Doctor this summer, when Season 8 of Doctor Who returns, showrunner Steven Moffat has told fans a little more of what we can expect from this season.

Speaking at the Hay Festival in Wales, Moffat spoke of his decision to cast the older actor in the role and plans for the upcoming season which will also see the return of Jenna Coleman as Clara.

We haven’t made much of change to Doctor Who since it came back in 2005. It’s been the same show. It’s maybe amped some things up and lowered some other things, but it’s basically the same. I just felt it needs to be a bit more different now. It’s needs to be surprising again!”

The casting of the 56 year old Scot, shocked many when it was announced last year, especially as with this casting we have gone from the youngest actor to play the Doctor to the one of the oldest.  However, Moffat said this was ensure that the BBC hit did not become something of a cookie cutter show.  “It would have just exposed the formula. We’d have found somebody great and people would have liked him, but the show would have just become that little bit more ordinary.”

I, for one, have been excited for what Capaldi will be bring to the role and with the promise of a bit of a shake up it appears that we are in for one heck of a season when August comes around.  I can’t wait for our first proper introduction to this new Doctor.






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