Executive producer Brian Minchin has spoken with Blogtor Who this week during a set visit and has offered a breakdown of some of the big story points to come in the upcoming ninth series of “Doctor Who”.
From the looks of it this series, which marks Peter Capaldi’s second turn in the role of The Doctor, will be made up of a lot of multi-part episodes with the first eight episodes in particular consisting of four two-parters.
Minchin says a cinema launch for the opening two-parter “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar” has been decided against due to a major cliffhanger within the story. Said story will also include Missy and a snake made of other snakes.
Toby Whithouse penned the second two-parter which deals with ghosts in an underwater base. No titles available as yet.
The third two-parter is the one that stars “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams and involves vikings in space and highwaymen. Its titles are “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived”.
The fourth two-parter is “Invasion of the Zygons” and “Inversions of the Zygons” which sees rogue versions of the classic Who shapeshifting creatures hunting down Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) in Mexico while she texts The Doctor for help. These episodes are also being dubbed a sequel to the 50th Anniversary Special.
It’s not until episode nine that the singles begin starting with a found footage episode said to be unlike any other “Doctor Who” story ever broadcast.
Episode 10 has been described as “invasion of invisible streets,” and episode 11 will be a “one hander” in which Peter Capaldi will carry the entire episode by himself as his name is the only one on the script’s readthrough. The twelfth and final episode is being kept quiet.
“Doctor Who” returns to screens on September 19th.