Slightly ironic concept – a late Time Lord. But it looks like the Doctor won’t be materialising until way into next year, as production designer Michael Pickwoad for BBC’s Doctor Who has shockingly revealed that work for season ten will not begin until February or March 2016. This later date contrasts considerably with season nine, which had already started shooting in January 2015 and was aired 19 September 2015.
During the interview with Radio Free Skaro – a prolific Doctor Who podcast, Pickwoad revealed that: “Work on series ten won’t start until well into the New Year, so it will be probably be February or March before we start getting onto the next one“.
He further revealed that his start date could be “a couple of months” prior to shooting, leading many websites and Whovians to believe that series ten won’t begin shooting until May 2016. This news follows on from writer and producer Steven Moffat’s comments that series ten would consist of the usual twelve episodes plus a Christmas special, but he is unaware of “when it goes out” as “that’s up to someone else” apparently.
Doctor Who’s current series continues this Saturday (14 November) with Sleep No More at 8:15pm on BBC One. See the trailer below: