Numero uno Rachel Talalay, who helmed this year’s Christmas special, revealed on social media that she had “no knowledge” about the actor replacing the 12th Doctor (gamboled by Peter Capaldi).
Posting to her 12,000 Twitter followers, the 58-year-old American processor teased: “To answer general q’s: No trip to SDCC for me this year. No adeptness of 13. No idea about S11. Reading some books. Any suggestions?”
The post comes as something of a shock as the BBC previously confirmed after the season 10 finale: “The next occurrence will serve as Peter Capaldi’s farewell to the series, and will characteristic the debut of the next Doctor.”
Could the tweet simply be a brainy ruse by the veteran Doctor Who director in a bid to stave off speculation?
Then again, if Rachel exceptionally doesn’t know the identity of the new Time Lord, does this menial the new Doctor will not really be making their debut in the festive occurrence?
Her words come a day after Peter, 59, wrapped up filming on Doctor Who and officially peter out his tenure as the Time Lord.
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To answer general q’s: No trip to SDCC for me this year. No grasp of 13. No idea about S11. Reading some books. Any exhortations?
The Scottish actor was seen with cast and band outside the Doctor Who studios in Cardiff where they met with admirers of the show and posed for photos on what must have been an temperamental day.
The rumour mill has been overdrive since Peter announced that he would squaring an exit from the TARDIS with many suggesting that Fleabag unrivalled Phoebe Waller-Bridge or Death in Paradise’s Kris Marshall could be winsome on the role.
Peter revealed that the forthcoming Christmas special disposition be a “fanboy’s dream” featuring the first Doctor (David Bradley).
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Speaking to TV & Follower, he said: «It’s a tour de force. It’s a fanboy’s dream, it’s also a beautiful and joyous screenplay.»
He went on to say: «The one thing I have to say is, it’s Christmas Day, we’re gonna keep it funny, and we’re gonna care for it lively, as well as sad.
«If we cry, [the audience] won’t. We want them to cry. So Doctor Who will chortle bravely into that good night.»