By Clark Collis
Updated August 01, 2013 at 08:05 PM EDT

UPDATE: Thursday’s announcement is that an announcement is coming! The new Doctor Who will be revealed Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on BBC America. See the full press release below, along with our original report and a trailer for Sunday’s announcement.

Is the BBC about to name the new star of Doctor Who? According to the website of U.K. magazine the Radio Times, at 7:01pm ET, the BBC will make what it is described as a “time-and-space-shattering announcement” about the British science fiction show, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Of course, the announcement could be that the producers have decided to repaint the TARDIS red, but it seems more likely that we will soon learn the identity of the actor who has been cast to replace Matt Smith, or at least the means by which we will find out (one widely reported rumor is that the BBC plans to reveal the actor’s identity on a special live show to be broadcast this Sunday).

According to British bookmakers William Hill have recently made actor Peter Capaldi the favorite to become the next occupant of the TARDIS. Capaldi garnered huge acclaim in the U.K. for his role of foul-mouthed political enforcer Malcolm Tucker in British comedy The Thick of It and most recently appeared in the zombie movie World War Z.

What do you think about the possibility of Capaldi being cast as the new Time Lord?

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