Doctor Who today announced Scottish actor Peter Capaldi to play the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi says, “Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.”
Matt Smith will make his final appearance as the Eleventh Doctor in this December’s Christmas special.
The highly-anticipated casting was announced during a live special that aired on BBC America and BBC One today. See video of the reveal here.