Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the new season will feature fewer two-part stories than last year.
2015’s season was made up almost entirely of multi-part stories and ‘paired’ episodes, with the exception of Mark Gatiss’s ‘Sleep No More’.
Interviewed in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat confirmed: “We’re going back to more singles [in Season 10]. Two-parters worked brilliantly last year, but somehow, with the new companion, you want the simpler version of the show.”
He explained: “By last year, the Doctor and Clara had been there for so long, it was a complicated relationship by then, so we needed the bigger stories. Next year we will have some two-parters, but it will be back to one-parters mostly.”
Moffat also revealed that he will be writing four of the new season’s 12 episodes: “I’m just getting down to writing the first episode. I’ll probably write the final three episodes, too. And we’ve got some very strong scripts in from other writers.”
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