After the success of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special, Steven Moffatt has opened up about the next big milestone – the arrival of Peter Capaldi.
Peter Capaldi will take over from Matt Smith at Christmas!
In a mini teaser about the 13th Time Lord, who is set to take over from Matt Smith at Christmas, the producer revealed that he “leaps around the place” and is in “post-regeneration madness.”
“We’ve only seen the tiniest moment – it’s just the beginning of a process,” he told press at the official Doctor Who Celebration at London’s ExCel.
“But of course, he’s brilliant and… he’s an extraordinarily vital and physical performer.”
The star went on to defend the actor, who at 55 years old, has been called “elderly.”
“People keep talking about this ‘elderly’ Doctor that we’ve cast… he leaps around the place probably more than any other Doctor in that first scene,” he revealed.
“But that’s not how he’s going to play it – that’s just him in the post-regeneration madness. It’s something we’re still working on.”
Capaldi is set to make his official debut in Doctor Who’s 2013 Christmas special, where fans will wave goodbye to current lead Matt Smith.
And speaking about his last episode, Moffatt revealed:
It is a proper finale to Matt Smith.
It’s the story that we’ve been telling since he first put the bow tie on – that’s what we’re going to resolve.
A lot of stuff we’ve left hanging we tie up there. And it’s Trenzalore!