It seems a new Doctor is not the only big change fans can expect in the shows upcoming eleventh season.
In addition to Jodie Whitaker taking over as the first female to play The Doctor, Chirs Chibnall will be taking over as series showrunner, and the show’s very format is being altered.
As is typical when a new face steps into the TARDIS we will be getting a complete redesign of the interior and The Doctor will be receiving a newly designed sonic screwdriver.
However, these are not the changes we are most interested in. It has been rumored that the run time for each episode will be extended from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. Sadly with this change comes a shorter season as the upcoming season would not be 12 episodes as is the norm, rather it would be 10 episodes plus the Christmas Special.
Please note that these changes to the show’s format are only rumored at the moment and have not been officially confirmed.
But before any of this takes place the current star of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, will take his final lap as the Twelfth Doctor. This weekend Peter Capaldi said his goodbye to the fans at Doctor Who‘s New York Comic Con panel.
Capaldi will return one last time as the Twelfth Doctor on Christmas Day in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time.” The Christmas Special guest stars David Bradley as the First Doctor and sees the two Doctors cross paths in the midst of the classic Doctor Who adventure “The Tenth Planet,” with both the First Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor facing their impending regenerations together.
Pearl Mackie will also give her final performance as companion Bill Potts in “Twice Upon a Time,” and Mark Gatiss will guest star as a character called “The Captain.” – Jacob Campbell
The Doctor Who Christmas Special airs on Christmas Day on BBC America.
Source: Comic Book