Friday 5 February 2016

Extra episode for Doctor Who Series 10

Steven Moffat, who is stepping down as Doctor Who showrunner, has confirmed there'll be an extra episode of the hit time travel series before he bows out at the end of series 10.

Moffat told the Daily Record: “Ahead of me this year I’ve got fourteen Doctor Who‘s and three Sherlock films…”

The Doctor Who showrunner previously stated: “I know that what I’ve signed on to do is 13 more episodes of Doctor Who – including a Christmas [2016] special. I’m trying to argue for slightly more than that, but we’ll see.”

Controversially, there'll only be a Christmas special unless the extra episode is an additional one-off in 2016. This is speculation and the episode may indeed be a Christmas special for 2017. However, a new Doctor Who spin-off, Class, begins very soon on BBC 3.

Stephen Moffat's final series as showrunner airs in spring 2017 and there are rumours Peter Capaldi will be leaving after three series in the titular role. Jenna Coleman's replacement has not be cast.

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will take the helm with series 11 in 2018. Chibnall has written six episodes of Doctor Who, as well as many episodes of Torchwood, where he was co-producer.

What do you think the extra episode will be? Let me know in the comments below.

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