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Published On: Mon, May 20th, 2013

‘Doctor Who’ season 8 approved at BBC, Matt Smith will return and film at the end of this year or early 2014

Steven Moffat has confirmed he is returning for another Doctor Who season, the BBC officially confirmed this weekend.

doctor-who-season-7-clara-doctor Matt Smith photoThe current series finale aired Saturday ahead of a 50th anniversary special slated for November 23 starring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Hurt.

Moffat “is already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor,” the network announced on their blog.

Brian Minchin will executive produce alongside Moffat.

In a recent interview with TV Magazine (while on a break from filming Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster, in which Smith plays the lead), the actor puts his fans at ease, saying he’s definitely returning for the eighth season.

“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.”

There is no indication of how long after the next season Smith will stay aboard. At 30, he is the youngest Doctor in the history of the franchise, so it would seem that he could still have a long way to go.

 

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