Peter Capaldi, otherwise known as the Twelfth Doctor, announced Monday that he was leaving the decades-old British sci-fi series.
Although bets are still out (literally) on who will replace him as the Time Lord we all know and love, one thing for sure is that Capaldi will be missed.
Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss dropped Capaldi a farewell tweet on Monday, saying what many Whovians are thinking.
“Profoundly sad that the wonderful Peter Capaldi is leaving at the end of the year. But he is—and always will be—a great Doctor Who.”
Profoundly sad that the wonderful Peter Capaldi is leaving at the end of the year. But he is – and always will be – a great Doctor Who.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) January 30, 2017
Gattis has written for the Who franchise for several scripts, including those for Capaldi.
Gatiss’ Sherlock co-creator and Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffatt also lauded Capaldi for a job well done. Moffatt is also departing the Doctor Who franchise this year.
Moffatt said in a statement:
“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together.
“Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard—Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”
Reetu Kabra of BBC Worldwide followed up on Gatiss’ tweet by posting a pic of the three of them hard at work.
Featured image via Reetu Kabra