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Moffat says Doctor Who will be around for a while yet… but Clara certainly won’t

November 3rd, 2015 by Marc Comments


With Jenna Coleman stepping down as the longest running companion of the revived series this year, fans have been left wondering what is in store for Clara Oswald come the series finale.  

Showrunner Steven Moffat has teased fans attending the Italian Lucca Comic and Games festival by saying “Clara is gone and will never return”, adding ‘I can only say that what will happen will shock, surprise and terrify. Strictly in that order.’

While that may all seem rather ominous, we will have to wait to see the circumstances which lead to Clara’s ultimate departure.  Fortunately, someone who is definitely sticking around for another year in the Tardis is Peter Capaldi.  Moffat said in no uncertain terms that “Capaldi is going nowhere” and despite plummeting ratings the series is set to continue for quite some time: ‘It is definitely going to last five more years, I’ve seen the business plan. It’s not going anywhere. And I think we can go past that. It’s television’s own legend. It will just keep going.’

This still leaves the question of what form series 10 will take next year, with many still believing that a series of specials is in the works.  But, as always, Who knows?

Doctor Who continues with ‘The Zygon Inversion’ this Saturday on BBC 1

Source: Metro

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….