Good news, Doctor Who fans! You won't need to time travel in your TARDIS to see the upcoming eight season of Doctor Who all at once. It looks like there will be no interruption for Peter Capaldi's first season as the Doctor.
According to Doctor Who Magazine—quotes by way of Digital Spy—executive producer Steven Moffat confirmed there will be no season-eight split.
"We're not going to do splits [in series eight], and the same format will repeat exactly the following year like that—so it will be the traditional form," Moffat said.
Season eight and season nine with no interruption! How ‘bout them apples, Whovians? Previously, Matt Smith's last season of Doctor Who was split with Jenna Coleman joining as the new companion in the second half. Request for confirmation from BBC America was not immediately returned.
BBC recently revealed the first photo of Capaldi on set of Doctor Who with his costar Coleman. In the photo above, he's wearing Smith's old Doctor Who costume, not his own yet.
"New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I'm emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world," Capaldi said in a statement.
"First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins," Moffat said in a statement when the new photo was released.
Doctor Who is currently in production in Cardiff through August 2014.
In other awesome Moffat/British TV news, the writer and cocreator of Sherlock said he and cocreator Mark Gatiss have plotted out seasons four and five of the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman series.