With season nine of Doctor Who in the books, speculation has already ramped up concerning the next season of the show. Season 10 of the rebooted Doctor Who series is expected to be a big one, and the last season (number nine) left many questions unanswered—namely who will be the Doctor’s new companion now that the character Clara (actress Jenna Coleman) is gone. There’s also the fact that Doctor Who himself ended season nine suffering from partial amnesia, leaving the door open to a host of possibilities. So, with the internet rife with speculation, we tackle 10 of the most popular and persistent rumors concerning the upcoming 10th season of Doctor Who.
10. Season 10 Will Be the Last One for Doctor Who
Speculation has been growing that Doctor Who will wrap after the 10th season. There has been a slight decline in the series ratings over the past two years when actor Peter Capaldi assumed the role of the alien Time Lord. However, this rumor looks to have little credence. In a recent interview with Variety newspaper, Doctor Who showrunner and producer Steven Moffat said the show “…is definitely going to last five more years, I’ve seen the business plan. It’s not going anywhere. And I think we can go past that. It’s television’s own legend. It will just keep going.” So there’s that. Plus, the great thing about Doctor Who is that the show is able to constantly reinvent itself with a new Doctor. It is one of the rare television series that can not only survive cast changes, but is dependent on them.