Big news on the announcement of the casting of the Twelfth Doctor is coming our way… but not until September – probably.
Reports indicate that the BBC will not be announcing the name of the actor involved until early autumn and that the filming of the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, followed by a full new series, will not take place until August or September2013.
Apparently, although the BBC wanted to start filming the Eleventh Doctor’s last hurrah in July, plans have been pushed back a bit which means that casting announcements have too
The official line continues to be that Matt Smith has not filmed his last scenes in the TARDIS as yet, despite what some have been suggesting (um, you mean us, right? – Ed) after his recent goodbye video.
What it doesn’t confirm, intriguingly enough, is that the role of the Twelfth Doctor hasn’t been cast; all that we’re offered is that the announcement has been delayed.
Moffat and his team always love to put a few red herrings out there for the public to dissect but could it be that the actor to take over from Matt Smith has already been cast and is waiting in the shadows to take over the role as Gallifrey’s most infamous child?
(Via Radio Times.)