‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 going ‘back to one-parters mostly’

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the new season will feature fewer two-part stories than last year.

2015’s season was made up almost entirely of multi-part stories and ‘paired’ episodes, with the exception of Mark Gatiss’s ‘Sleep No More’.

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Interviewed in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat confirmed: “We’re going back to more singles [in Season 10]. Two-parters worked brilliantly last year, but somehow, with the new companion, you want the simpler version of the show.”

He explained: “By last year, the Doctor and Clara had been there for so long, it was a complicated relationship by then, so we needed the bigger stories. Next year we will have some two-parters, but it will be back to one-parters mostly.”

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Moffat also revealed that he will be writing four of the new season’s 12 episodes: “I’m just getting down to writing the first episode. I’ll probably write the final three episodes, too. And we’ve got some very strong scripts in from other writers.”

Season 10 will begin filming in July, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill.

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

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