'Doctor Who' season 10 updates: Peter Capaldi lets release timeframe slip; new companion

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Peter Capaldi recently revealed when will the highly anticipated season 10 of BBC’s “Doctor Who” premiere to the small screens.

The 12th time lord let the schedule slip during a correspondence with a fan while filming on the production set of the series. Seemingly keeping with the network’s previous hint that it would air sometime in Spring, Capaldi stated, “We’ll be on at Christmas, and then it starts again in April, I think.” Fans have to wait for the new run as head writer Steven Moffat’s is currently working on season 4 of “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

It has been noted that the potential April release date aligns with earlier previous launches of the revamped series which started either in March or April and concluded at around June or July. This is deemed to possibly boost the viewership since season 9’s move to a winter schedule did not apparently help with the alleged decline in ratings.

When the new installment airs, fans will get to meet the Doctor’s newest companion, Bill. The character will be played by Pearl Mackie whom Capaldi described as “a fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm” and a “refreshing addition to the TARDIS.”

In an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat shuts down the rumors claiming that Bill was picked up by the Doctor from the 1980s which were based on her choice of outfit a Prince T-shirt and a denim jacket. “She’s from now, yeah. She’s just wearing what young people are wearing now. I know that, because Pearl chose her outfit herself,” Moffat said.

He added that Bill will appear in the premiere and will have a recurring presence all throughout the narrative. She is also someone who ask the questions that nobody has inquired about for 53 years, “Irreverence and cheek to ask all the questions you’re not supposed to ask on ‘Doctor Who’. ‘How different is it having two hearts? Is one a back-up? Do you have very, very high blood pressure?'” Moffat concluded.