Doctor Who Changing Its Format, TARDIS Design, & Screwdriver

Get ready Doctor Who fans, because a whole lot of change is on the way. The series has largely survived off a relatively standard format of 12-13 episodes per season, with each episode consisting of around 45 minutes of actual content.

Going forward, they’ll have a format more at home in cable TV. Mirror is reporting that BBC1 will run the show for 10 episodes, and that each episode will last a full 60 minutes, per the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch).

Furthermore, we’ll be seeing both an interior redesign (which is normal), as well as an exterior redesign (not so normal) of the iconic TARDIS, which is made to look like an old-school police box. Finally, we’ll also be getting an updated sonic screwdriver.

One insider said the following to the outlet:

“It is traditional for new showrunners to come in and shake things up to stamp their mark on the show and Chris is not doing things by halves. Expect something fresh and brilliant, with more of the stories travelling backwards in time, to interesting historical eras, as well as forwards.”

These changes aren’t the only ones. The end of this season of Doctor Who sees the departure of long time showrunner Steven Moffat, and with it comes a new Doctor in the form of Jodie Whittaker, who is to be the first female Doctor in the series’ history.

It sounds like now may be as good a time as any to hop back into the series if you’ve gone astray.

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SOURCE: The Mirror

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