And the new Doctor is ... Peter Capaldi.
The 55-year-old Scottish actor will assume the beloved "Doctor Who" role from Matt Smith.
The much-anticipated announcement was made Sunday during a live presentation, "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" on BBC America and BBC One. A gaggle of interviews with Smith and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat comprised the half-hour special before the big reveal was made -- wreaking havoc on Twitter.
Capaldi, best known for his roles in 2009's "In the Loop" and 1988's "Dangerous Liaisons," becomes the 12th person to portray the time-traveling hero, joining the ranks of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and David Tennant -- to name a few.
His naming as the new TARDIS operator has gotten the thumbs up from past employers:
"There can't be a funnier, wiser, more excitng Time Lord than Peter Capaldi," tweeted Armano Iannuci, director of "In the Loop," and creator of HBO's "Veep," shortly after news broke. "The universe is in great hands. #DoctorWho"