Benedict Cumberbatch spoke highly of Peter Capaldi recently to the Big Issue. Cumberbatch, who starred alongside Capaldi in ‘The Fifth Estate’ commented on the New Doctor:
“It’s great news. I’m very excited to see him in Doctor Who, He is a class act, Peter, and a great actor.”
The Master is heavily rumoured to be returning to Doctor Who in Series 8, and once again, Sherlock’s Cumberbatch has been linked for the role. Benedict recently spoke about wanting to be known as a ‘Actor’ and not just Sherlock. Series 4 of Sherlock could begin filming in the Summer, potentially clashing with the closing ends of the Doctor Who Series 8 production.
Sherlock is due to return at Christmas 2014 for a Special, after the BBC appeared to want Sherlock back on the screens sooner, rather than later. Doctor Who returns in the late Autumn for a full series, includling a Christmas Special.