Peter Capaldi Says Doctor Who Season Ten Will Air in April

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 2:16PM
Doctor Who
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 2:16PM
Peter Capaldi Says Doctor Who Season Ten Will Air in April
Doctor Who recently announced that the tenth series wouldn't air until sometime in 2017, disappointing Whovians everywhere. Since the show usually airs in the fall, we thought there would be almost a two-year gap in between series nine and ten, but it looks like we might get our next helping of Peter Capaldi's Twelve a few months early.

Doctor Who fans first assumed that series ten would arrive this fall, as it usually does. But then, when Steven Moffat stepped down as showrunner, it was announced that Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall would take over and release ten episodes in 2017, following a Christmas special in December 2016. But now, in a new video posted on Twitter, Peter Capaldi tells fans that after the Christmas special, new episodes will air starting in April.



Although he's a little unsure in the video (he says, "We'll be on at Christmas and then it starts again in April, I believe"), this would actually make a lot of sense. Fall 2017 is an awfully long time to wait, and would create a weirdly long gap between this year's Christmas special and the next season. Plus, they cast Pearl Mackie as the next companion back in April, so if they started filming this summer, that would be more than enough time to finish a new season for spring. We'll have to wait until it's officially confirmed, but the outlook is pretty positive so far.
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