With the only Doctor Who episode we’re getting this year being the Xmas special, any news about the status of the show right now almost feels like it’s actually Christmas.
In a new video posted online by Doctor Who fan Lucy Crewe — who got to meet the main man himself during filming yesterday — Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi let it slip that Season 10 would premiere sometime in April of next year.
Meaning, guys, that we have seven more painful months to wait before we finally get a full season order of adventures through time and space with our favorite Time Lord, and his new companion, Bill (Pearl Mackie). Here’s what Capaldi said:
“We’ll be on at Christmas, and then it starts again in April, I think.”
Of course, this is not an official confirmation that the BBC series will indeed premiere in April, but I think we can safely assume that Season 10 will debut around that time. We already knew the show wouldn't return until the spring of 2017, due to showrunner Steven Moffat's commitment to Season 4 of Sherlock.
In case you're wondering, a spring debut is nothing new. Seasons 1 through 6 traditionally began airing in the spring, but the show began airing in the fall when Season 6 was split in two, with the first half premiering in April, and the second one in September. Season 9 premiered almost a year ago, on Sept. 19, 2015. Sigh. Anyone have a time machine I can borrow?
To tide you over until the Xmas episode, check out the announcement trailer for the new companion that was released a couple of months ago (in case you haven't seen this a bazillion times already).
(via Radio Times)