Steven Moffat announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that the next season of Doctor Who will be split. But not like we think of spilt, according to Steven, "The wrong expression would be to say we are splitting it in two. We are making it two separate series." Seven episodes are to be shown up to Easter and the remaining six episodes are to be shown in the autumn.
This might help to calm some of the fan requests that Doctor Who is very much a dark time of the year programme (Autumn/Winter) and what sort of Kid or person is going to sit down to watch Doctor Who when outside there's glorious sunshine.
Steven says, "I kept referring to a mid-season finale. So we are going to make it two series – seven episodes at Easter building to an earth-shattering climax, a cliffhanger we could never normally do because it would be too long before it came back. An enormous game-changing cliffhanger that will change everything."
For the full video interview follow the link to the Guardian newspaper. Also available are two pieces, one about Karen and the sexiness of female companions in General and One About Matt and Karen casting in Doctor Who
Guardian Newspaper Doctor Who Series Split.
When Has Doctor Who had a sexy Assistant.
Casting of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.