Here’s some breaking news: Doctor Who has not been cancelled by the BBC. Quite the opposite, actually: it’s been recommissioned for another series.
A spokesman for the BBC has confirmed the news to RadioTimes.com, which was previously hidden away on page 32 of the BBC Worldwide Annual Review, published today. (In less exciting news, it also confirms series three of The Musketeers.)
On page 32 of the report, detailing corporate governance, the text reads: “During the year matters under review included plans to launch the global genre brands BBC First in Australia and New Zealand on Foxtel and BBC Brit and BBC Earth in Poland; and investments in The Musketeers S3 and Doctor Who S10. Additionally, during the year WEx reviewed people policies and development opportunities across the company.”
Showrunner Steven Moffat’s contract covers series 10. Whether current Doctor Peter Capaldi or companion co-star Jenna Coleman will still be on board for that series, however, is a whole other matter. But we have to get series nine – airing September 19th – out of the way before dwelling on that.
Join us tomorrow for more shocking news – including a major scoop on the pooing habits of bears!