Matt Smith has confirmed he will remain with Doctor Who until at least 2014.
Smith told The Sun that writer Steven Moffat had convinced him to remain with talk of his plans for a “brilliant” season.
“His first episode sounds great,” he said.
“It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to.
“When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’”
Meanwhile the show reaches its 50th Anniversary next year.
“We want to do 50 years — and everyone that’s been associated with the show — justice. We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science-fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength’.
New episodes are set to premiere in the UK soon.