Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that Rachel Talalay will be directing the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas episode, the last one before new showrunner Chris Chibnall takes over the series
Talaley has directed the final two episodes of both series 8 and 9 of Doctor Who, including the highly acclaimed Heaven Sent, as well as directing the upcoming finale to the current series.
Moffat confirmed her involvement while speaking at the first ever US Sherlock convention.
Making big-budget spectaculars on no money at all is what we need, and Rachel’s got such a deep background, and such great ability at that! We’re just finishing up on the finale episodes, and planning the Christmas one, which she’s also directing — which is my very last one.
The Christmas episode will also be the last one featuring current Doctor Peter Capaldi.
On Twitter Talalay said how pleased she was to be working on the series again.
Yes, thrilled to be doing #DoctorWho Xmas episode (and what a script!). Very sad it's our last.
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