Huge Doctor Who News Coming Tonight – Matt Smith Has Quit – UPDATED

doctor who silence

The BBC have sent out an embargoed press release stuffed with big Doctor Who news. I didn’t get it so I don’t know what it contains. On the other hand, I’m not under embargo. I don’t mind keeping embargoes at all, but when I’m not under one… well, then I’ not going to follow somebody else’s.

So I can tell you what I’ve been hearing for a little while now.

According to our sources, the BBC are tonight going to announce that Matt Smith is leaving the show and that we’ll get a new Doctor as of August next year. They’ll also be announcing how many new episodes we’ll get, and it won’t be one of those cut-in-two seasons like we’ve just been through. In fact, we’ve heard talk that it’s going to run right up to a finale that is also the Christmas special.

If they have cast the new Doctor already – and we think that they have, or they at least have a somebody in the frame – the actor’s identity doesn’t appear to be part of the official announcement. I wonder if they’ve been included in the 50th anniversary special?

It seems like Jenna-Louise Coleman is staying with the show, though I’m not clear on for how long. Steven Moffat has definitely been re-upped. John Hurt is also expected to make a few more appearances after the 50th special.

Everything else… guesswork for now. Let’s see what the BBC have sent out when somebody is happy to share. There’s over five hours of embargo time left, at time of writing, but I expect somebody will go early.

UDPATE: And it’s started hitting the front pages.

TNTZoneShadow03CovAFrancavill

“Both Mete Out A Kind Of Justice.” – David Avallone On The Connection Between The Twilight Zone And The Shadow

26372

“You Cannot Hear A Poem Without It Changing You” Review Of Neil Gaiman’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Chris Weston Draws The Brexit Turkeys

Brexit: Independence Day: The Movie: Recut

Dark_Night_A_True_Batman_Story_2016_Digital

Things To Do In Pasadena Tonight If You Like Batman

Rai From Valiant Comics In June’s Loot Crate – And Double Discount For The Next 2 Days

Philip Glenister

Reverend Anderson Displays Hard-Won Tokens In A Clip From Tonight’s Outcast

Meet Diana In New Lights Out Trailer

9 Ded Hed Zombie Makeup 2

The Origins Of Red Team Go Colorado At Denver Comic Con 2016

DC Has 17 Of The Top 25 Advance Reorders – But Civil War II #3 Midnight Tops The Chart