'Doctor Who' Steven Moffat: 'Matt Smith hasn't decided when he'll go'
Published Mar 21 2012, 13:19 GMT
By Morgan Jeffery
's Steven Moffat
has confirmed that Matt Smith's future with the show is still unclear.
At a press conference this morning (March 21), the showrunner told journalists that the 29-year-old actor "hasn't made up his mind" about how long he will stay with the sci-fi drama.
"Honestly we don't know [how long he'll stay]," said Moffat. "We take it a year at a time and that's the only sensible way you can go with it."
He added: "It takes a huge amount of time, filming a series of Doctor Who
and towards the end of that, you have to consider whether you're going to push on to another one."
Moffat added that he is keen to have Smith remain with the series for the foreseeable future.
"The honest answer is, we don't know," he admitted. "We'll keep him as long as we can, that's the absolute truth."
Jenna-Louise Coleman (Emmerdale
) was today unveiled as the new companion
to Smith's Time Lord.
The 25-year-old actress will debut in the show's 2012 Christmas special, replacing outgoing stars
Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams).Doctor Who
is expected to return to BBC One in the autumn.> Doctor Who: Jenna-Louise Coleman - The press conference in full> Jenna-Louise Coleman: Ten Things about the new Doctor Who star> Jenna-Louise Coleman: Your first impressions - Doctor Who poll
Watch Matt Smith discuss his Doctor Who
future in January below: