When Matt Smith was hired as the Doctor, the BBC signed him to a three-year deal. But according to reports the youngest actor to play the Time Lord may be looking to regenerate from the role as early as next year.
British tabloids report that Smith is considering leaving the role after series six. Smith reportedly wants to pursue roles in Hollywood films.
If Smith left after just two years, that would tie him with classic Doctor Colin Baker for the third shortest run in the role. (Paul McGann was the Doctor in one movie on Fox and Christopher Eccleston only made one season). On average, actors tend to stay with the role for three years–or at least they did during the classic series.
According to The Sun, the BBC has nothing to say about Smith’s role in the show beyond the second series:
The BBC said: “Matt is filming the Christmas special and then goes on to film the second series.
“Beyond that, the BBC and Matt won’t speculate on things.”