Season Eight of the rebooted Doctor Who will air without a split, according to showrunner Steven Moffat.
While this used to be the case for the 13-episode seasons, the last two were chopped in half and aired at different times of year — sometimes with huge gaps between them, such as the roughly two years it took for the BBC to air Season Seven.
Moffat appeared at a BFI event for the series yesterday and stated unequivocally that there will be “no split,” according to Digital Spy.
“I’ve got the whole [of Series 8] in my head right now,” Moffat reportedly added.
Capaldi takes over the role in 2014, following Smith’s regeneration in the upcoming Christmas Day episode. Capaldi’s Doctor made a brief cameo in last month’s 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor.”
Season Eight will begin filming in the next month, and is expected to begin in late summer or early fall.