Following an announcement at the Edinburgh International Television Festival by benevolent Who overlord Steven Moffat, the BBC have issued a press release confirming that season 6 of Doctor Who will be split into two parts, with the first part to air in Spring and the second to air in Autumn.
This is at the request of Moffat himself, who states that this move will allow him to craft a story arc that allows for more “event stories” and a potentially-massive mid-season cliffhanger.
On the one hand, this is an intriguing move as it spreads Who out over the year, seemingly giving us more to look forward to. On the other hand, waiting from Christmas until Spring for more Who only to have to wait a few months again after a handful of episodes might prove disappointing. Is it perhaps being spread a little too thin?
As a Steven Moffat fanboy, I have confidence that this move will work out in the end.Â Here’s hoping that the mid-season cliffhanger dispels all doubts when it rolls around!
Sources: BBC Press Release