They haven’t even finished filming Season 9 of Doctor Who yet, but the BBC, in their recently released annual report, buried in a small statement on page 19, have confirmed that business plans are being made predicated on the existence of Season 10 of the popular science fiction television program. No casting notices have been posted, but we can presume at very least that Peter Capaldi will continue in his role as The Doctor.
The line item in question 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.” The BBC is allocating up to £5m (that’s five million pounds) for this, and may throw more money at it if needed, and that’s just for distribution and promotion. It’s gotten to the point now where we scarcely need to worry about whether there’s going to be a Doctor Who next year for any given year.
Season 9, in the meantime, is currently underway, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman continuing in their roles as The Doctor and Clara Oswald, with rumored guest appearances by Faye Marsay as Shona and Alex Kingston as River Song, with additional possible single episode roles by Roger Moore, Frank Skinner, and Jack Whitehall.
New episodes of Doctor Who begin airing in September 2015.
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