'Doctor Who' Season 8 Spoilers: How is Peter Capaldi as The Doctor?

With the new doctor on the horizon, many fans are eager to know how actor Peter Capaldi will handle the role. For those who cannot wait to see for themselves what the twelfth doctor is like, read on for spoilers.

At a recent BAFTA event BBC Controller Charlotte Moore discussed Peter Capaldi and his upcoming performance as the twelfth doctor.

"[Capaldi is] going to be a really fantastic Doctor," Moore told The Mirror. "He's an extraordinary actor with amazing ability and just watching the first scenes come through … I'm very excited."

Moore also discussed the selection process to find the right actor for the doctor. In particular, she discussed the somewhat controversial decision to choose yet another male actor.

"It was about finding the right person, rather than what gender they might be. We didn't go in with any agenda, but when you know you've found the right Doctor, you all stick on the right Doctor. I'm delighted that Peter said yes," Moore said.

Executive producer Stephen Moffat is quite pleased with Capaldi in the role.

"One of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television," Moffat said, according to BBC News.

Moffat auditioned Capaldi through a video taped performance at his home. When Moffat showed the video to others at "Doctor Who" they easily agreed Capaldi should be the next Doctor.

"We made a home video of [Capaldi] being the doctor and I showed it around and everyone said 'yes, that's the Doctor,'" Moffat said.