According to The Radio Times, the actor who will be the twelth Doctor could have the key to the TARDIS as early as July. Whoever it is, has to be revealed before filming begins on the Christmas special which is due to be filmed July/August.
The decision will be made by a small team of BBC executives and kept under wraps. It will be decided by showrunner Steven Moffat, Danny Cohen, the BBC’s new head of television, controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson, casting director Andy Pryor and the show’s incoming executive producer Brian Minchin.
The new series, expected to be 12 episodes long, begins filming in the autumn.
A BBC source also moved to squash speculation that showrunner Steven Moffat could also be calling it a day, insisting that he has signed up for at least another year.
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