Doctor Who Season 13 Will Only Have Eight Episodes – Not The Usual Eleven

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It’s been revealed via The Mirror that Doctor Who Season 13 will only be eight episodes long as opposed to the usual eleven. This is due to the complications that the COVID-19 pandemic has put in place.

This was revealed by Doctor Who’s showrunner, Chris Chibnail, who explained how Season 13 was proving to be very difficult due to the pandemic. There have been many more safety protocols put in place by the BBC.

Here’s what he told The Mirror about Doctor Who Season 13:

In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous Covid working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual eleven.

Doctor Who Season 13 is going to be much shorter than usual

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He then went on to add that even if there are going to be fewer episodes in Season 13, that doesn’t mean the quality will be any worse. He actually promised that the next season will be much better than Season 12. Here’s what he said:

But rest assured, the ambition, humour, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period — but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge.

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