‘Doctor Who’ Season 9 finale director confirmed

The BBC has officially announced today that Rachel Talalay will direct this year’s two-part Doctor Who finale.

As expected, it has also now been confirmed that the episodes will both be written by showrunner Steven Moffat.

The Tank Girl director is currently filming Episode 11 and will also be shooting Episode 12.

Talalay hinted on Twitter: “I can say about [Episode] 11, some of the most flummoxing challenges I’ve ever been given as a director.”

She previously directed Season 8’s finale, ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’, last year.

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Talalay has also directed episodes of Supernatural, Ally McBeal and Without a Trace.

Steven Moffat teased recently: “I’ve got a script where I’ve set myself a ludicrous challenge. When Episode 11 comes up, you’ll see just how ludicrous a challenge I’ve set myself. I’m in a state of panic about it.”

Season 9 has been filming in Cardiff since January and will begin on BBC One in September.

> Here’s everything we know about Season 9 so far.

Are you looking forward to the finale? Let us know below…

  • Hellebore

    Episode 11 must be the amazing cliffhanger which Moff has been teasing us about for so long. Grrrrr. It’s supposed to totally blow everyone’s mind and completely change the way we look at the show and given what an inventive genius Moff is, I am more than overexcited about what it could be. Rachel is a great director – last year’s finale was beautifully shot and composed. This series just looks to be the best ever and with Moff, Peter, Jenna and Michelle all on cracking form, we are in for a real treat.