Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has announced that his upcoming third season on the long-running time-travel series will also be his final one.
Speaking on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 on Monday, the Scottish actor, 58, announced that the new series of Doctor Who “will be my last… I feel it’s time to move on,” according to a tweet posted by the official Doctor Who twitter account.
“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” said Capaldi, who first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013. ” From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”
Referencing the upcoming season, Capaldi added, “We’re doing epic stuff! I’m still not done yet.”
Capaldi will return in season 10 for 12 episodes in April, followed by the 2017 Christmas Special when the regeneration will take place.
Season 10 of Doctor Who — the first to costar Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new “companion” Bill — is set to premiere April 15 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America.