Peter Capaldi has been the face of "Doctor Who" since 2013 and just like his predecessors, he has become a cultural icon as the cult following of the hit TV series from BBC reaps success season after season.
However, things might not be as good as it seems based on the recent interview of the titular character with Newsweek.
Capaldi thinks that the show is "not being looked after. I think maybe their eye was taken off the ball, or the show was seen as a thing they could just push around." The TV star also questioned the decision on changing the time slot of the TV series, "He is thoughtful and careful with his words, even when he's criticizing the BBC's decision to shuffle 'Doctor Who's schedule in late 2015.
The veteran sci-fi drama was pushed back in the Saturday line-up, behind ballroom dancing reality show 'Strictly Come Dancing,' in a time slot deemed too late for younger viewers."
The interview also reveals that Capaldi hasn't committed in coming back for another season and discusses on diversity on the show to the extent that the replacement might be someone totally out of the box. "The world's in a tough place at the moment and the Doctor is a hero for all times.
So I think he, or she, or it-because he's not a human being-should reflect the times. But it also has to be somebody who works within the creative hub of the show."
According to The Telegraph, the TV series returns this year only as a Christmas special. Series 10 will be the final series for Steven Moffat and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall for series 11. Before Moffatt leaves the show, the upcoming series in 2017 will feature a brand new companion for the time travelling doctor due to the departure of Jenna Coleman.