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Next 'Doctor Who' Will Be Named Sunday

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The actor to take over the role of Doctor Who after the outgoing Peter Capaldi will be named Sunday following the men's final of Wimbledon. The news was announced in a video posted on BBC One's Twitter. Take a look:

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UK tabloid The Mirror reported back in April that Kris Marshall had been tapped for the role, but it was never confirmed.

Capaldi announced his plans to depart back in January, but still has one final planned stint as the character - in the upcoming Christmas special.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)