Doctor Who Rumors For 2017 & 2018 Feature New Doctor & More
It's being rumored the BBC will return Doctor Who to arguably the best era of its modern existence, with a similar take to the David Tennant years.
According to the UK's Mirror, the BBC head honchos want Doctor Who in 2018 to feel like a "brand new show" under incoming new showrunner Chris Chibnall featuring Doctor Who with a "dashing male lead and young female companion."
It's reported the BBC wants Doctor Who in 2018 to have a "clean slate" and "start afresh," which looks to be bad news for Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie (though Capaldi has been rumored to be leaving Doctor Who for some time).
It's noted Pearl Mackie has only signed a 1-year contract and is expected to leave Doctor Who along with Peter Capaldi following the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
According to the report, the reason for the change to a younger Doctor Who actor is to help boost the merchandise sales of dolls, books, DVDs, and toys, especially among children.
It's also said Doctor Who 2017 will air in the Spring, and also the BBC wants Doctor Who to air every year.
Rumored teasers for the next Doctor Who season featuring Capaldi include:
Episode three of the new series features the snake monster that lives under the Thames.
Then in episode four, we find out why our floorboards squeak – there are giant woodlice in there. Another episode features killer robots that have emoji faces. They like to give hugs, then reduce their victims to skeletons.
Last year around this time also saw Game of Thrones' Richard Madden rumored to be the top choice to play a new Doctor Who.