After news broke Monday that series star Peter Capaldi is leaving “Doctor Who,” BBC America sent out a press release filling in a few of the details of its plans for the program — but stopping short of answering the biggest question the show’s fans are asking, which is who will step into the lead role of the Doctor.
The announcement also discussed plans for the new “Doctor Who” spinoff, “Class.”
The 10th season of “Doctor Who” bows Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. CT), when it will be followed by the “Class” premiere.
The final season for Capaldi will also mark the last season for writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The season will reportedly consist of 12 episodes starting with the April 15 premiere, plus a Christmas special later in the year that will mark the end of Capaldi’s and Moffat’s runs on the show.
Moffat will be an executive producer on “Class,” from award-winning YA writer and executive producer Patrick Ness, with “Doctor Who” executive producer Brian Minchin also an exec producer on “Class.” The spinoff, which focuses on students at Coal Hill School, will launch with an eight-part season.
Please click here to read the full announcement from BBC America, which includes additional details on “Class” along with comments from Capaldi, Moffat and Minchin.