Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has hinted that more two-part stories could be on the way for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine: “I’ve always said that we’d do another two-parter if we ever had a story to justify it, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. So I thought, ‘Okay, it’s time to get back to those.’ I dunno, there’s something about Peter’s Doctor that it suits.”
He explained: “It’s the way he handles a scene, the way he presides over an episode… you want the scene to run a bit longer. I don’t know why that is. The gravity of Capaldi?”
Discussing the show’s famous cliffhangers, the writer added: “I’m not absolutely sure what that power is, but I know I like writing them. My great fear with two-parters is that sometimes the second half can suffer a bit. My thing about cliffhangers is, it has to be a moment that changes the way you’re looking at it. It has to launch a completely different and hopefully unexpected phase of the story. It’s not just a movie cut in half.”
Doctor Who returns later this month with ‘Last Christmas’.
Season 8 was released on DVD and Blu-ray last week and Season 9 begins filming in January.
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