Doctor Who is bringing back its trademark two-part episodes for its 2020 season with episode cliffhangers.
“I love a two-parter. And our two-parters are epic this year,” showrunner Chris Chibnall recently told Radio Times.
“We always knew last year would be those 10 standalone stories, and this year we wanted to weave things in a bit more.”
When Chibnall took over for the 2018 series every episode was a standalone story, but not necessarily a permanent move.
“I think you can tell different types of stories within a Doctor Who two-parter. I love a Doctor Who cliffhanger,” he said.
“Obviously even though we didn’t officially do two-parters last year, you could argue that first one [Jodie Whittaker debut episode The Woman Who Fell to Earth] has a cliffhanger into the second. A two-parter that wasn’t a two-parter!”
Chibnall hasn’t revealed exactly how many episodes will be stretched over multiple weeks.
ABC will air the upcoming annual special in coming weeks.