Doctor Who season 13 is currently in production, but when it does eventually air, prepare for things to be a little bit different. Because of the global health crisis, there are a lot of changes that have been made to the way the show is produced, filmed, and even written. There are a lot of limitations and in some ways, that is a hardship for production. Yet, at the same exact time there’s a way to turn that negative into a positive. It mostly comes down to creativity.
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In a new statement on this very subject in a new interview with the Radio Times, here is some of what series boss Chris Chibnall had to say on the subject:
“Basically, for the past six months we’ve been going, ‘How do we make Doctor Who in the middle of a pandemic?’.
“We had to re-interrogate absolutely everything. We couldn’t do [2020’s globe-trotting New Year’s Day episode] Spyfall this year. We won’t be able to do overseas filming. Editorially, production-wise, logistically, health-and-safety-wise, it’s had a massive impact.”
So what we imagine is that season 13 will have episodes more based on individual stories than something larger or more elaborate in scale. That’s okay with us, since sometimes TV is better when it’s a little bit pared-down. You don’t have to go completely out of control, and some of the best episodes of Doctor Who in particular are ones that are a little bit more controlled.
We’re going to have to wait until 2021 to see any of these episodes currently in production; meanwhile, there is a new Doctor Who airing this holiday season.
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