‘Doctor Who’ exec says Season 9 is ‘tonally the same’ as last year

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Steven Moffat has hinted that the new season of Doctor Who will continue in the same direction as Peter Capaldi’s debut season.

Season 8 launched last August and saw the show explore a darker tone and take a “more rooted” approach than the “fairytale” feel of Matt Smith’s era.

Speaking to EW, Moffat revealed: “I told the [show’s] writers, don’t just write him mean, write him funny – because he’ll make any joke fly.”

The showrunner added: “As ever, Doctor Who is a combination of complete daft silliness and loads of people getting slaughtered in the early evening. Tonally, [Season 9] very much the same [as Season 8]. Peter is getting stronger and more confident in the role.”

Season 9 began filming in Cardiff in January and will air on BBC One this autumn.

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

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