Doctor Who: Renewed for Eighth Season

doctor who season eightThe world’s favorite Time Lord will be back. BBC has renewed Doctor Who for an eighth season. The news was announced this weekend and current the Doctor, Matt Smith, is on board.

As part of the announcement, BBC teased that the 50th anniversary special will air on November 23rd in the UK and it will feature Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Hurt.

Regarding the eighth season, BBC says that executive producer Steven Moffat is “already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.” Brian Minchin is joining Moffat as executive producer.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the big special? How long would you like to see Smith continue in the show’s lead role?

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  1. Lisa Hoops says

    I think that Matt Smith shows wonderful showmanship along with varieties of excitement which would and is highly needed for this part! He should keep his role as “Doctor Who” along with his wife and Clara whom is his personal savior….He is perfect for the role and should remain as long as he would like to continue playing Doctor Who; out of all the different Doctors he has done the best job of making his character believable and continues to have caring feelings for his friends while remaining “true” to his REAL Love, this is a very difficult feat and not many men could REALLY pull it off! Although Smith makes it REAL, believable and PERFECT!

  2. try some fact checking... says

    Um…Matt Smith is NOT OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED to be around for series 8… Only the head writer/executive producer is confirmed.

    • says

      In an interview last week, Matt Smith said, “I”m on a break for a couple of months while I’m in Detroit making How To Catch A Monster. We come back and shoot the Christmas special over the summer, then we go on to the next series, which will either start filming at the end of this year or at the start of 2014.”

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

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