We've noticed you're adblocking. Visit our adblocking instructions page. T he programme will return on October 7, with each episode of the series airing on a Sunday for the first time in the show's history.
Sign up. Speaking to the Times , Chibnall also confirmed that fans had seen the last of recurring characters introduced by the previous showrunner, Steven Moffat.
Chris Chibnall says that the tinpot terrors have been exterminated — at least for the time being. Please refresh the page and retry.
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Now, this could just be Chibnall being coy, perhaps ahead of a surprise return for the Daleks in a later episode maybe even the series finale or the Christmas special — but generally the screenwriter did seem fairly emphatic about the exclusion of familiar Doctor Who motifs, preferring an open approach for non-fans of the series. B ut Chibnall has said there will be no such ongoing narrative this year.
In other words, then, it sounds like for the time being nods to Doctor Who lore will be largely limited to cheeky Easter Eggs for the hardcore fans, while the main stories deal with new threats.
You might like. T hey have been a fixture of Doctor Who for more than 50 years, but the Daleks will be nowhere to be seen when the show returns in October. According to the Times, the showrunner promised even viewers who only tune in from episode nine will still be able to follow the story. Upgrade to Premium.