Some news broke recently, which shed a little doubt on whether or not we would see a full 12 episode run of ‘Doctor Who’ for the shows 2016 season.
The seeds of doubt were sewn by an article in Private Eye, which claimed that 2016 would not have a full 12 episode series of the hit science fiction adventure show.
This news prompted Digital Spy to seek out confirmation from the BBC about this, but all the BBC could said was that the scheduling for 2016 hasn’t been decided as yet, but the new series for this year would be starting on September 19th on BBC One.
“It’s too early to confirm the schedule for future series at this point, but the new series starts on Saturday, September 19,” they said.
The Private Eye article claims that Steven Moffat’s commitment to ‘Sherlock’ would prevent him from doing a full series of ‘Doctor Who’ in 2016.
Indeed the last full series of ‘Sherlock’ was in 2013 and during that year ‘Doctor Who’ seasons where still being split in half, which resulted in us only getting two specials in that year.
What we do know though is that a series of ‘Doctor Who’ is on the BBC’s production slate for 2016, which is something we learned from BBC’s annual review last month – though the 10th series is yet to be confirmed by the BBC in form of official press release.
In short, it’s too early to confirm the schedule for future series at this point.
‘Doctor Who’ will – as the statement says on September 19 to kick off a new 12-part run, with Reece Shearsmith just confirmed to star in episode nine.