Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will return to the BBC series Doctor Who for a ninth season, according to an article posted in today’s Hollywood Reporter. The actor marked the twelfth version of the Time Lord Doctor Who.
Initially appearing in the 2013 Christmas episode regeneration of Doctor Who, Capaldi marked something of a return to critical acclaim for the series, which maintains an 80 on Metacritic. The series also saw a 23 percent increase in U.S. ratings, according to the article.
What is not clear is the fate of Jenna Coleman as Doctor Who’s companion Clara Oswald, a role Coleman maintained for the past two years.
No doubt Coleman’s fate will be hotly debated up until the premiere of the season-ending Christmas episode.