From ‘Doctor Who’ to ‘American Psycho’: What’s After the TARDIS for Matt Smith

It’s official: filming wrapped on the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special this week, which means that Matt Smith has officially hung up his sonic screwdriver as the Eleventh Doctor. Though we’ll see his Eleven in two more episodes before Smith officially departs, the next time filming on the iconic sci-fi series kicks off, Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi will have taken over the role. So, it’s a bittersweet time for Whovians everywhere as one era ends and another begins.

But, all is not lost – with Smith exiting the TARDIS, that means he’ll have plenty of time for new projects. Who’s grueling filming schedule generally meant that its star didn’t do very much outside of play the Doctor, but now he seems poised to take advantage of his new found stardom. Smith already filmed the movie How to Catch a Monster during the break between the 50th anniversary and Christmas specials, and has now turned to the stage for his next project. He’ll be starring in the upcoming musical (yes, musical) production of American Psycho, which is set to begin in London this December.

Telly Visions in London!

A quick housekeeping note – I’m headed off to London for the next week to see a bunch of theater, do a spot of shopping and have a proper geek out in Anglophile heaven. Try not to miss me too much.

I’m super excited, obviously, and plan to take a lot of pictures and do a lot of dorky things that I’m sure you all will enjoy. I’ll do my best to post ant relevant and/or awesome photos as I can – though Twitter is the most likely home for them until I get back.

So, if the blog is a bit quiet for the next week, this is why. The next recap for Mr. Selfridge will still go up next week, but other than that there probably won’t be much around here. Have a great week and please tweet me if anything exciting happens in the world of British TV!

Oh, and if you have any suggestions of things I ought to make sure to do in London, please let me know!