It’s front-page news in the UK today: Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat has revealed that Karen Gillan will leave the long-running science ﬁction series next year.
Gillan’s screen husband Arthur Darvill will also be written out of the show.
The development was revealed by Moffat at a Q&A after a screening of the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, ‘The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe’.
‘Amy and Rory will be rejoining us next series and joining the Doctor back on the Tardis. But the ﬁnal days of the Ponds are coming—and during the next series. I’m not telling you when and certainly not telling you how. But that story is going to come to a heartbreaking end,’ he said.
‘It’s very disappointing, but one has to remember that this show is about change and regeneration and that’s what galvanizes it and moves it forward. It’s about looking forward, always.’
Gillan will be on UK screens in February in We’ll Take Manhattan, a bio-pic about 1960s model Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey, on BBC Four.