It is official Peter Capaldi will be the twelfth (or thirteenth) Doctor. Capaldi will take the reins of the TARDIS as Matt Smith bows out in this years Christmas Special. The BBC made the announcement today live across the world with a special called, “Doctor Who Live.” Capaldi is no stranger to Doctor Who, in addition to being a life long fan he also played Caecilius in the Doctor Who episode The Fires of Pompeii and John Frobisher in the most recent series of Torchwood.
The new Doctor promises to usher in a new era of Doctor Who. In an interview with series Executive Producer Stephen Moffett he described the new Doctor as, “Not Matt Smith.”
Capaldi himself was on hand at the announcement and said, “Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everybody makes Doctor Who.”