One of the biggest surprises of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special was the brief moment that Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor joined all 13 Doctors in saving Gallifrey—but now it looks like the next season of the show will explore that cameo even further, thanks to some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey shenanigans.
Speaking in an interview with SiriusXM host Erik Nagel at Comic-Con that was recently uploaded to Youtube (the relevant section comes at around 2:28 in the video below), Capaldi emphatically confirmed that the upcoming ninth season of Doctor Who would explore his cameo and the further search for The Doctor’s home planet in response to a question from Nagel about whether the cameo would be alluded to in his time on the show:
Yes. Well you know, it’s really hard—right at this moment, I’m here at Comic-Con, but I’m actually in the middle of filming episode 11, which is part of the finale of this season.
So I know stuff that is unfolding in episode 11, and I know certain things that are happening in episode 12… I haven’t read episode 12, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on there, but in answer to your question… you’ll have to wait and see.
Many fans expected Capaldi’s debut season to deal with the search for Gallifrey following the events of The Day of the Doctor, but The Doctor’s search for home only really got minor attention during the final moments of the season finale, Death in Heaven, where it was revealed that co-ordinates for the planet’s location given to The Doctor by Missy were faked, leaving the world still lost. At least according to Capaldi, not only will the search for Gallifrey as well as his Day of the Doctor cameo be a part of the next season of the show, but pretty important parts if they’re showing up in the season finale to boot.
We won’t have long to wait to find out more though—Doctor Who returns on BBC One and BBC America September 19th.
[Via Radio Times]