With Doctor Who wrapping up its ninth season and just one more episode on the way this year, showrunner Steven Moffat recently spoke about what's in store for fans of the series for season 10.
One thing that Moffat promised, while speaking before the premiere of the Doctor Who Christmas episode, "The Husbands of River Song," is that the upcoming season will feature new writers, including those who haven't yet written for the series.
However, Moffat wouldn't give out any names, but only hinted that these are writers that fans will get excited about working on the show.
"If I told you their names, your brain would explode," said Moffat, as reported by CNET.
That's certainly a massive statement, but it's probably true. It's also likely that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will direct one of those episodes next season after recently teasing in a video that he's considering doing so.
Many fans might argue that season nine has been one of the best seasons since the BBC brought Doctor Who back in 2005. That means that the stakes for season 10 are now even higher, depending on how well fans receive the Christmas episode.
Of course, Moffat previously confirmed that the series will be around for at least another five years, although rumors had surfaced that the series isn't doing as well as the BBC hoped (rumors that have, as of yet, gone unproven). He also confirmed that Peter Capaldi is on board for the next season.
And although rumors indicated that season 10 would only bring half the normal number of episodes, Moffat confirmed that the next season is a full one.
"We're making a full series. I can confirm that," said Moffat to the Radio Times last month. "I'm making a full series of 12 episodes, plus a Christmas special. I don't know when it goes out. That's up to someone else. And even if I did know — which I genuinely don't — I wouldn't be allowed to say so, as I have absolutely no say in it whatsoever. "[But] it's not being reduced in size. We're not making fewer episodes. That's all complete bunk. I can confirm that absolutely."
The Doctor Who Christmas episode airs on BBC America on Dec. 25.