Doctor Who may not be quite the force it was when it returned with Christopher Eccleston and in its David Tennant heyday in the UK, but has a growing audience in the US on cable channel BBC America.
It will not return next year until the autumn, giving it plenty of time to recharge batteries. And what better way to do that than with a new Doctor?
Of course, Capaldi is set to make his debut when Matt’s Smith‘s 11th Doctor regenerates in the upcoming Christmas special. EP Steven Moffat recently claimed all the ‘loose ends’ from Smith’s tenure will be resolved by his final episode.