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Doctor Who is entering a new era with Jodie Whittaker playing The Doctor. The first episode of this new season, titled ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’, was just released and it received great reviews from the critics. The new showrunner of Doctor Who is Chris Chibnall and, in an interview with Collider, he discussed Doctor Who.
This is what Chris Chibnall had to say on the unique challenges of making a season of Doctor Who:
“Having made other shows, the thing with Doctor Who is that you’re doing everything, all at once. Last year, I did Broadchurch, and we did episodes in the same location with the same characters and same sets, for eight hours. That’s hard because you have to build all of the sets, find the locations, do all of the storytelling, and do the edit.”
“With Doctor Who, we have all of that, and then we’ve got monsters and alien planets, and we blow stuff up, and we jump around in space and time. It’s super-sized and super intense. It’s like every television show you’ve ever done, and then there’s a whole other television show on top, and a whole layer of great craftspeople.”
“You’ve gotta be on top of it because we wanted to make sure it sits alongside everything that’s on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, the BBC, and everywhere. But the joy of it is working with these craftspeople who are there.”
“There is great joy in watching exceptional talent exercise that talent, whether it’s the cast, the composers, the special effects guys, the people who blow stuff up on set, or the people who make monsters for us. That’s the hugest joy. It’s the most joyous job that I’ve ever had in television. It’s the hardest job, but the most joyous, absolutely.”
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