New ‘Doctor Who’ season will continue to ‘reflect the modern world’

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed that the show’s next season will be exploring more real-world issues.

Last year’s season looked at extremism in ‘The Zygon Invasion’ and ‘The Zygon Inversion’, while ‘Face the Raven’ featured an alien refugee camp.

Season 10 is expected to begin filming in Cardiff next month.

Capaldi told LaLata TV: “We began to reflect the modern world [in Season 9], I think possibly we’ll see more of that in the new season which we’re about to start making when I go home.”

He added: “I think that’s quite interesting when the show reflects the changing state of planet Earth as it is in 2016.”

Doctor who face the Raven

Capaldi also recently hinted that Season 10 will be “very action-packed” with “a lot of space exploration, and a lot of excitement and drama.”

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Season 10 will air on BBC One in spring 2017.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

What do you want to see in Season 10? Let us know below…

  • Dr. Moo

    Television should reflect the times in which it’s made to an extent but this is a show that should provide us with escapism as well. Not sure what to make of this. I did love The Zygon Invasion/Inversion and Face the Raven so that’s a good sign.

    • Jon-Luke Willemsen

      So long as the show still has a plot based around some kind of alien, I think they can get away with it, without losing the escapism factor.

    • Eter Puralis

      You realize one of the show’s original goals was to get kids interested in history and science, right? It’ll be fine.

  • DC Birkbeck

    Please bring back Capain Jack!!

    • Dr. Moo

      They already did with Big Finish.

    • Ethan Howard

      Same here, I think Capaldi and Barrowman together would be hilarious.

  • startiblastfast

    “…when I go home again” – To Gallifrey, you mean, Doctor? 🙂
    I’m excited but then I’d be excited if Peter Capaldi read from a phone book for the entirety of S10.

  • William Thompson

    The show isn’t doing now anything it hasn’t always done especially in the Tom Baker era…

    • Matthew Hewitt

      The Pertwee era would be a more apt comparison: action-adventure stories with a strong moral component, that reflect the political landscape of the modern world. Other than ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ (which was commissioned by the Pertwee production team); the early Tom Baker era was much more black and white in it’s view of conflict, and focused more on delivering thriller and horror elements (which it did very successfully, mind). The later Baker era shifted instead to big SF concepts, realized on shoe-string budgets and using absurdist comedy to deflect criticism.

  • Roy 2020

    Series 1 theme credits wanted into different color style with peter capaldi name in it