In news that won’t surprise anyone, The BBC confirmed last night that series 12 of Doctor Who will not return until 2020.
There’s been a bit of a backlash to this news. But I’m choosing to view it’s delay in a positive way.
Here’s another example of a Chibnall lead sci-fi show benefitting from a break. Torchwood.
Series 1 launched in October 2006 and aside from the odd episode here or there, it wasn’t quite right.
But, when series 2 rolled around in January 2008. The production team had learnt from the mistakes of the first series, ditched what didn’t work and improved what had. The result was a tighter, much better show.
This break in Doctor Who, might just be what the doctor ordered. A chance to look at what worked, what didn’t and improve it.
Also, side not regarding Torchwood. Everyone thinks they toned down the swearing in series 2. In fact there’s actually more swearing in series 2. They just use it correctly and because they use it correctly, it doesn’t jar when you hear it.