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New Doctor Who showrunner says a female Doctor is certainly not off the table…

March 2nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

So, with Peter Capaldi now officially stepping down from Doctor Who – he finishes with this year’s Chrsitmas Special – all the fans are wondering who will step up next.

And, as happened last time, everyone is wondering if we’ll finally get a female regeneration of The Doctor – we’ve had a female Master with Missy, so it’s certainly not out of the question.

When Caoaldi goes so too will current showrunner Steven Moffat and he’ll be replaced by Chris Chibnall, who is already being asked if he’ll have a Time Lady controlling the TARDIS: “I can honestly say that nothing has yet been decided,” Chibnall told the East Anglian Daily Times.

“I haven’t got my feet under the table yet. I have been working on the play (new comedy Worst Wedding Ever) and I am still finishing the latest series of Broadchurch.

“Nothing is ruled out but I don’t want the casting to be a gimmick and that’s all I can say.”


So there you have it – it’s certainly not off the table. But will it be his choice or Moffatt’s?

What do you all think? Would you like to see a Time Lady in the big blue box this time out? Let us know…

Doctor Who returns to BBC1 on Saturday 15th April


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….