Moffat on Capaldi: "fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor"

Capaldi in The Musketeers
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out today, contains a fascinating interview with writer Steven Moffat. In it, he discusses the relationship between companion Clara (played by Jenna Coleman) and The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) in Doctor Who Series 8. The current showrunner says:
"Now we're going to give her a Doctor who's not like that at all [The Eleventh Doctor], who's a much older, fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor, who leads her a merry dance. And she's trying to keep him a secret and she's now working in a school..."
On The Twelfth Doctor's character, Moffat comments that he will be more akin to Tom Baker and Christophe Eccleston,  being "mad and dangerous and difficult" and not a "quirky young man" like Matt Smith and David Tennant.

On a possible return for River Song, the writer added: "I'm slightly tempted, because I imagine Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be absolutely hilarious together..."

The full interview can be read, along with a great Peter Capaldi interview,  in Doctor Who Magazine 469 - out now! Visit their website HERE.

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