She's back and it's about COVID-19.

TV News comes that Doctor Who is back in production but thanks to the all important COVID filming protocols we're now down to just eight episodes next season.
"Talking about the new series, showrunner Chris Chibnall says: “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. We’re thrilled to be back making the show. 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. 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!”"
The press release is ambiguous about the duration of those eight or if they include a seasonal special or indeed when they'll be broadcast but at least we know a few television adventures are going to be banked. For obvious reasons there's also no news at all about whether it will just be Yaz travelling with the Doctor but given the shorter season that would make sense. Either way, the tv end of the franchise back up and running.

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