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Chris Chibnall promises "lots of cliffhangers" in Doctor Who: Flux

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Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall says that the new series will feature "lots of cliffhangers".

Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall has said that the new series will feature "lots of cliffhangers" across its six episodes.

Titled Doctor Who: Flux, the series will tell one continuous story rather than have standalone episodes - the first time the show has done so since 1986.

Talking to press earlier this week, Chibnall revealed that the change in tactic came about as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced him to "reinvent and reimagine the show".

"There were two ways we could go," he said. "We could go 'lots of little stories set in a room with two people', or we could blow up the universe in episode one and then go from there.

"And we went with the 'blowing up the universe' strategy."

He continued: "It changes the rhythm of the storytelling. It changes the way you tell the stories. It changes the way we deal with characters – characters who go across more than one episode. Monsters who go across more than one episode.

"And it's probably more in line with other TV series that you're watching currently.

"So it was a big challenge, and then it became a massive creative opportunity.

"So lots of cliffhangers, I would say is the big thing. Which is embedded into Doctor Who – some of our biggest-ever cliffhangers."

Doctor Who: Flux starts on BBC One on October 31.

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