While it is not an official confirmation of us getting more new ‘Doctor Who’ in 2016. It’s pretty much the nearest we can get to official for now.
In a recent interview Steven Moffat revealed that he has started working on some new ‘Doctor Who’ scripts, which will likely be seen beyond this years Christmas Special.
The showrunner revealed he is “just embarking on the new [series]” in an interview with The Observer.
Asked what he was particularly proud of in the show’s current run, Moffat replied: “I’m proud that we get to the end of the series and it all looks pretty and is nice. I’m just embarking on the new one and it’s terrifying. I have to make all that again.”
The 10th series of ‘Doctor Who’ appeared to have been confirmed somewhat back in July when BBC World Wide released Annual Review, which made reference to “investments in The Musketeers S3 and Doctor Who S10″.
However that report was thrown into doubt when Private Eye released a story, which claimed that 2016 would be have a full season of ‘Doctor Who’, but would instead adopt a mini series format similar to what we had in David Tennant’s final series. This story was soon lambasted by the BBC who said it was “too early to confirm the schedule for future series”
One thing that is confirmed is the Christmas Special, which will see the return of Alex Kingston as River Song.
“That’s been a riot to do,” Moffat said. “That’s been sort of a big fun chase episode, really. Just Mr and Mrs Who battling their way past nonsense and that’s been great fun. Alex [Kingston] is always great value.”
Doctor Who continues this Saturday at 8.15pm on BBC One, with ‘The Zygon Invasion’.