David Tennant's run as The Doctor might have come and gone, but the Doctor Who franchise may not have seen the last of the Tennant family. Ty Tennant, the adoptive son of the man who played the Tenth Doctor on the long-running sci-fi series, has been following in his father's footsteps with a budding acting career of his own. After appearing as himself in the Doctor Who parody The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Ty snagged a couple of roles last year, acting in the J. R. R. Tolkien biopic Tolkien and the BBC television series Casualty.
Speaking about his foray into acting for a recent interview with The Sunday Post, Ty spoke about the possibility of one day stepping into the Tardis to play a new version of The Doctor. Though Ty is still a rookie to the business and hasn't been actively campaigning for the role, he confesses that he'd be up for the part if it were to ever be offered to him. From the interview:
"I don't think I would ever decline the offer. Doctor Who is such a massive thing to take on. Whoever is truly right for it will get the role. If I am granted that, I will certainly do my best."
David Tennant walked away from Doctor Who in 2010 after starring on the series for about five years, handing over the sonic screwdriver to the Eleventh Doctor portrayed by Matt Smith. Later, Smith would be replaced with Peter Capaldi having a run of his own as The Doctor, who in turn finished his time with the role in 2017. That opened the door for Jodie Whittaker to climb aboard the Tardis in 2018 as the first female Doctor of the series, and the actress says she'll be around as the Thirteenth Doctor for at least one more season.
If Ty were to be cast as The Doctor at some point in the future, it would make him the first third-generation actor to play the part. What some fans may not realize is that Ty's mother, Georgia Moffett, is the daughter of actor Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor on Doctor Who. When David met Georgia on the set of Doctor Who, the two hit it off and later married with David adopting her son Ty. With his grandfather and adoptive father playing The Doctor in the years before him, Ty's potential casting as a future Doctor would make for a very interesting way of bringing the role back full circle.
Who knows if Ty Tennant will ever make it to Doctor Who, be it as the titular Doctor or any other characters, but the future is bright for the young actor in any case. You can catch him in the new television adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel War of the Worlds, which recently premiered on Epix in the United States and is set to be broadcast in the United Kingdom on 5 March. This news comes to us courtesy of The Sunday Post.