Want to hear some more great “Doctor Who” news? Then just be sure to know this: You are not going to have to spend the next two years sitting around and wondering when the show is going to air like some other shows we know (we’re looking at you “Sherlock”!). There is going to be some sort of concrete schedule for Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and the rest of the cast from start to finish at least until the end of season 9.
This confirmation comes courtesy of executive producer Steven Moffat’s comments to the official Doctor Who Magazine, where he explained that the days of splitting seasons in half and random premiere dates are temporarily over:
“We’re not going to do splits [in series eight], and the same format will repeat exactly the following year like that—so it will be the traditional form.”
The only reason that there was really a split for season 7 in the first place was largely because of Coleman joining the show, and the time needed there in order to make the proper transition from one handful of episodes to the next. While we would hope that this would mean some stability for our two leading roles here on the show, we don’t want to start to get too far ahead of ourselves here. Turnover is just a way of life in this business, and it could always happen again still. There’s no point in getting overly excited about anything just yet … except for the opportunity to get “Doctor Who” seasons in consecutive weeks, without having to sit around and wait for new episodes at random times of the year. Saturdays are going to be pretty darn awesome all fall long, and we cannot wait to see what transpires.
You can read some more news on Capaldi’s arrival to the “Doctor Who” set at the link here, and we’ll have more all year long leading up to the show’s return in the fall. Also, sign up now to get some great updates via our CarterMatt Newsletter!