Published on December 8th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Wenger on Song
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.”