Peter Capaldi is going to be a one-hit wonder that will only appear in a single season of Doctor Who. This is the rumor doing the rounds in the UK after British newspaper The Mirror ran an article suggesting Capaldi was only on board for one season.
According to the tabloid, the rumor coming from the T.A.R.D.I.S. is Capaldi was "selected as a 'single season Doctor' in order to steer the show in a new direction and pave the way for an even more radical (and possibly more controversial) choice for the role."
There's been idle chat that Capaldi would act as a bridge between previous Doctor, Matt Smith, and a more left-field choice, namely a first female Doctor.
I don't really buy this rumor though. For one, Capaldi is a HUGE Whovian - he even made Doctor Who fan art when he was a kid - so I can't imagine him giving up the gig after just one season.
While showrunner Stephen Moffat hasn't come out and addressed these rumors head on, he did make an interesting statement when announcing the casting of Samuel Anderson as a new companion on the show:
And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi’s first series of Doctor Who!
"First series" sounds a lot like Capaldi will be around for more than just one season. Is this Moffat's way of addressing the rumors without having to dignify the tittle-tattle with a direct response?