The eighth series of Doctor Who hasn’t even finished filming yet, but we have gotten our hands on a rather juicy bit of info regarding the finale.
READ: Doctor Who series 8 heading for EPIC 2 parter? Why it’s a GREAT idea!
With many writers, directors and guest stars already confirmed for the much-anticipated 8th series of the hugely popular BBC family sci-fi series Doctor Who, one of the highlights for many was the appointment of Rachel Talalay as one of the series directors.
But with cast and crew filling up the episodes in the series fast we wondered why we still hadn’t seen Rachel’s name attached to a specific episode. Now we know why. She has been given the finale! Even more exciting is that it will be in two parts.
The director herself seemingly broke the news via a new account on social networking site twitter, telling fans:
“Can’t believe it myself. Taking lame-o selfies in the tardis. It’s finale. 2-parter. rest is top secret.”
The news did seem a little unreliable at first, as the Twitter account in question had never been used before and was then deleted without a trace. However it has since been confirmed that the tweet, and account were both in fact genuine!
We simply cannot wait to see what this double-parter has in store for us, and to whet our appetites Talalay has been discussing her approach to directing the episodes. She told Yahoo:
“Every episode of ‘Doctor Who’ is like a mini-feature and they’re all completely different. They’re massive. I’m so excited to get to work with the show. When watch them, I just think, ‘This is so creative, this is so out there.’ It fits into my kind of out-there, pushing-the-envelope, trying to give the audience something to grab on to,”
“I don’t approach it in terms of, ‘What am I bringing that’s different?’ I’m approaching it in terms of, ‘How the hell do you do this?!’ It’s so hard! It’s so big and so hard and so ambitious,
“When you’re working with a wonderful script, you just think, “How to I tell this story beautifully and blow away the audience?”
Are you pleased that the final episode of Doctor Who, which will see Peter Capaldi in his full show debut, will be split in two parts? Which monsters would you like to see in them? Leave your thoughts and comments below!
Doctor Who is currently still filming the eighth series which has been confirmed as coming to our BBC screens this August – Watch the first teaser trailer for it in the clip below: