After the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat was announced last week, ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi is reportedly also planning his exit from the series, finishing his run in late 2017. Capaldi is said to be stepping down as the Time Lord so new showrunner Chris Chibnall can chose his own Doctor.

Doctor WhoIs Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor running out?

A source told The Mirror: “Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when Steven Moffat leaves. They’ve been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris his own choice of actor to play the Doctor.”

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“They hope he will be able to find someone who can have the same impact as Matt Smith did when Steven Moffat kicked off his run as executive producer.” A BBC spokesperson confirmed Capaldi had signed up for the 2017 series but beyond that said: “We don’t discuss contracts.”

Moffat’s departure from ‘Doctor Who’ was announced on Saturday, with the showrunner confirming he would leave the show after the 2017 series. “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out,”Moffat said.

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“While Chris is doing his last run of 'Broadchurch', I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him…At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of 'Doctor Who'. And I will be thrown in a skip.”