In an interview with VH1, current Dr. Who, Matt Smith revealed he will be leaving the show after the 2012/2013 season. He mentions he wants to take a stab at Hollywood and give American cinemas a try.
Interestingly enough this would place the regeneration of the next Doctor right in the 50th anniversary season of 2013.
At the age of 26, Smith was the youngest Doctor to be casted, only 3 years shy of Peter Davidson when he was cast in 1981. When Smith began the role at of the previous season, he received a mixed reaction from fans, mostly because the previous actor, David Tennant was so well loved by audiences. However, with the BBC’s expansion to American television providers and not having to deal with an airing delay, Smith has gained quite a following and in some eyes, surpasses Tennant’s popularity.
While this is hardly set in stone, it does seem like Smith has already decided that he’ll be done playing Doctor after next season.
So Whovians, are you ready to see Matt off yet and to bigger things, or are you still wanting more?