The recent interview on Crave Online with Doctor Who Executive Producer has thrown up a few clues about the Series 6 arc and the reason for the mid-season break.
More details about this will appear later on Kasterborous – in the meantime let’s focus on River Song. Will we find out about her dark secrets straight away?
â€œNo. We’re probably not finding that out quite yet, but stay tuned. I think you’ll get really great clues in the coming season.â€
Apart from the lovely Alex Kingston, Piers was carefully coy when talking about any other big names that you may (or may not) see in the new series:
â€œWe’ve got some really exciting negotiations going on at the moment. We’ve got Alex Kingston returning for several episodes this year. But at the moment, there’s no one I can actually reveal other than Alex.â€
On the matter of the notorious â€œsplitâ€ in the middle of the 2011 season, Wenger remarked that this was deliberate.:
“I think it was basically driven by the story that Steven had in his head. It had a big [story] in the middle of it and I think [Steven] spoke to the drama commissioner of the BBC about that where he figured ‘why not build a [structure] that really built to it?’
“It was an excellent opportunity to really get the audience hooked by making it an end of season cliffhanger. We get a three month hiatus between the first part and the second part in the U.K… You’re never more than three months away from the next Doctor Who.”
Which is great news! No worry or hassle for the series but proof that itâ€™s so strong they can split it whichever way they want to best tell a story, is that power or what?