Doctor Who is bringing back the three-parter for the first time since 1989.
Writer Toby Whithouse has revealed that episodes 6-8 of the new season are a linked story, featuring new monsters The Monks. At least one of these episodes also features the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy.
Whithouse told DS: “Steven [Moffat]’s done the first one, Peter Harness did the second and I’ve done the third.”
The Being Human creator added: “It’s set modern-day… and I think anything more than that and Steven will come round and kick me in the shin!”
The last time Doctor Who did a three-part story was Sylvester McCoy’s final serial, ‘Survival’, back in November-December 1989.
While the final three episodes of 2007’s season (‘Utopia’, ‘The Sound of Drums’ and ‘Last of the Time Lords’) and the final three episodes of 2015’s season (‘Face the Raven’, ‘Heaven Sent’ and ‘Hell Bent’) feature continuing storylines, they are not officially considered to be three-parters.
Toby Whithouse also hinted that actress Pearl Mackie, who plays new companion Bill Potts, is “terrific” and “very different to previous companions.”
He commented: “She has very good comic timing. And there’s a lovely chemistry between her and Peter [Capaldi].”
Steven Moffat’s final season as showrunner begins on Saturday 15 April on BBC One with ‘The Pilot’.
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