05/19/2013 12:58 pm ET

BBC Cofirms Season 8 Of 'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Returning


The Doctor isn't done quite yet.

According to Deadline, BBC has confirmed that Saturday's season 7 finale won't be "Doctor Who's" last. And apparently, Steven Moffat “is already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor," the network announced on their blog.

The British science fiction series stars Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

Additionally, John Hurt is rumored to play "a dark side of The Doctor, one who did not necessarily abide by the same rules or even share a willingness to share the name."

While Hurt is not meant as a replacement, according to he will have a very important role to play in the upcoming season.

Did you catch the Season 7 finale of "Doctor Who"? What role do you think John Hurt will have in the upcoming season?

"Doctor Who" Season 7