The Mirror (we know, we know) are reporting that next year’s series of Doctor Who will be greatly reduced to let Peter Capaldi concentrate on other projects…
According to the Red Top: Doctor Who will return with half the usual episodes next year when its star Peter Capaldi is granted leave. He told bosses working harder was not on, for both himself and the exhausted crew: “If you did the series all year there’d be casualties – and one would be its quality,” he said.
“There’s a point where you can’t drive people any harder.”
Capaldi is set to direct a semi-autobiographical movie based on his lead guitarist days with Glasgow punk band The Dreamboys as well as two episode of Veep
The paper further reports that, in order to make all this possible, the series will be reduced in number significantly next series and “will be supplemented (?) by a Christmas special.”
We’ve been reporting that the next season would be reduced of changed (here) for reason such as poor ratings and now Capaldi wanting to do other work.
We guess we’ll all know the truth soon enough.
In related news, could The Doctor feature in The LEGO Movie 2?
Well, according to director Rob Schrab he may well do. Appearing on Community creator Dan Harmon’s podcast, Harmontown, Schrab said: “For real, I’m talking to the BBC on Thursday… There’s a certain character that the BBC owns, and they’re asking we would it be possible if…”
He tapered off at this stage and joked “Yeah, do you know how sued I’m gonna get?” when the host suggested that it would be the Doctor.
Well, it would make sense, given how many franchises crossed paths in the first movie. Could we finally see all the Doctors together on the big screen. Hell, LEGO or not, we’d be up for that!
Let us know you thoughts in all the usual ways, guys.