No full “Who” series to air in 2016

January 22nd, 2016
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

After much fevered press and fan speculation, the BBC have revealed today (Friday) that no full series of Doctor Who will be airing in 2016.

The confirmation accompanied the news that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner after Series 10, set to hit screens in 2017, to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall for Series 11 (and beyond) in 2017. As far as 2016 is concerned, though, fans will only have a Christmas Special to look forward to this December until the show is brought back with 11 episodes next spring.

Explaining the decision to delay Series 10 until 2017, BBC One controller Charlotte Moore affirmed: “I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event. 2016 is spoilt with national moments so I want to hold something big back for 2017. I promise it will definitely be worth the wait!”

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Previous rumours correctly suggested that Doctor Who would be taking a gap year after Series 9, although they also claimed that the BBC would be making a handful of “feature-length specials” to broadcast throughout 2016 instead. Filming on Series 10 is expected to begin in the summer, with Peter Capaldi’s future aboard the TARDIS beyond 2017 currently up in the air. What do you think of tonight’s dramatic developments? Let us know below…

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4 comments on this article
  1. Steve
    January 23rd, 2016 at 10.51pm | #1

    So Moffatt lied, again when he said there would be a full series next year!! Not only that, he can’t even get any specials for the year, there will be 1 episode in another important year for Doctor Who! I am disgusted and am looking forward to seeing the back of him. This is the worst era of Doctor Who in it’s 50 year history! With the loss of Doctor Who this year, the show will loose more ground than it did last year.

  2. Valcoor
    January 24th, 2016 at 1.27am | #2

    I have to agree.
    The Dr’s going to lose a LOT of ground this year.
    Moffat leaving is the only bit of good news in this article.

  3. Patrick
    January 24th, 2016 at 5.09pm | #3

    change the record steve you’re starting to sound like a parrot if you don’t like doctor who why do you continue to watch it?

  4. Steve
    January 24th, 2016 at 7.05pm | #4

    @Patrick Ah, the truth hurts!

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