New executive producer of Doctor Who, Brian Minchin, has been chatting to Doctor Who Magazine about the 50th anniversary special, the Christmas Special and series eight of Doctor Who.
“My main job now is staring in awe at the 50th Anniversary Special and wondering ‘How the hell do we follow on from that?! Then, when I stop gawping and wondering, ‘How did they do that bit, and that one, and that bit!’ I will start work on the Christmas episode, written by Steven Moffat himself.”
On what we’ll be seeing in 2014, Minchin said:
“A whole new series! But we certainly won’t be releasing the details of that series right now in May 2013. Oh dear, that sounds mean! Well, I can tell you that I have just spent a very happy few days meeting some scarily clever writers, and we have an incredible set of stories to work on. More adventures ahead!”
It’s now looking fairy likely that series 8 will begin in autumn 2014, but will it be split like the previous two series? It’s far too early to tell (we should be seeing confirmation of scheduling for Series 8 in a few months), but Minchin’s comment about a ‘whole series’ in 2014 does sound promising. Will we be seeing a full 13-episode run in autumn 2014?
[Source: Doctor Who TV]