December 15, 2018

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith leaves show

The BBC says Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role in long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, spurring intense speculation about his replacement.

The broadcaster said Sunday that Smith will leave after a November episode to mark the show’s 50th anniversary, and a Christmas special.

The titular Doctor is a time-traveling extra-terrestrial Time Lord who can regenerate into new bodies. Smith is the 11th actor to play the character since the series began in 1963. When he was unveiled in 2009 was the latest Doctor, he also became the youngest one at age 26.

Read more about Matt Smith here on CBC News