Monday, 9 October 2017

Could Whittaker's Doctor be getting fewer, longer episodes?

Series 11 will bring a whole host of changes, with a new Doctor, new show runner and many more new cast and crew. However, according to The Mirror, the episodes themselves could be changing.

The Mirror recently reported that Series 11 would have just 10 episodes as opposed to the usual 12/13, but the episodes would be a full 60 minutes instead of 45 minutes.

This idea is something that has been widely discussed previously amongst Whovians, with many claiming that they would prefer longer episodes - even if it meant fewer in total - as it would allow for better character and plot development.

A source apparently told The Mirror:
"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."
None of this has been confirmed by the BBC, so as of yet it is still just rumour.

But what do you think? Would you prefer fewer episodes at 60 minutes or stick to the current amount at 45 minutes? It could be an interesting change, but we'll have to wait and see if it becomes a reality.

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