Davies says Tennant Won’t Leave ‘Doctor Who’
Russell T. Davies suggested to Britain’s Sunday Express that the current Doctor, David Tennant, may remain in the role for quite some time.
“David has brought everything to Doctor Who. I remember exactly where I was when I saw him audition for Casanova, I thought, ‘Here is someone saying the lines exactly as they are written.’ But mainly it was the sense of humor. A lot of straight men don’t handle humor well, but he can do the tragedy, too,” he told the paper.
"David may never leave; he could go on forever… I haven’t talked to him about leaving. Maybe it will never happen. Maybe he’ll be 70 and have to be taken off set."
The outgoing producer of the popular series then discussed the 2008 Christmas special and revealed, “It’s called The Next Doctor’, and there is a major plot twist at the end. We’re even thinking of not having a press screening, because we don’t think anyone will be able to keep it secret. For the first time we have two men together as leads. It’s a small focused idea, a little different.”
The Cybermen arrive to spoil a Victorian era Christmas and will guest star David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwin.