Rumours of a Doctor Who US remake have emerged from a fake news story online.Some fans of the sci-fi drama were duped by a spoof news story on satire site Sharpened Sticks which claimed that BBC America was collaborating with Netflix on a Doctor Who US remake.
The site wrote that BBC America, which airs Doctor Who in the States, were dissatisfied with Peter Capaldi being cast as the twelth incarnation of the Time Lord. The post has since been confirmed as a spoof , although some Doctor Who fans were taken in and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations:
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Addie Matteson @queenaddie
This. Is blasphemy. "BBC America Contemplates Going Rogue Over 12th Doctor Who Choice" http://zite.to/191WpW3 via @zite
2:12 AM - 7 Aug 2013
Bad idea!! BBC America Contemplates Going Rogue Over 12th Doctor Who Choice
"I wouldn't watch an "american" made Doctor Who, for gawds sake it wouldn't even be Doctor Who!!!" wrote user tobosbunny, while Veronika Williams added: "I'm American and I think this is the worst idea ever."