The next series of Doctor Who will not feature any old monsters according to executive producer Piers Wenger.
The next series of Doctor Who will not feature any old monsters according to executive producer Piers Wenger. The new series, the sixth since Doctor Who was revived in 2005, will instead feature new monsters. This means its unlikely that the Daleks, Cybermen or other enemies from the original series or indeed the more recent past will be back next year. When asked about the possibility of old monsters featuring in the next series Wenger said;
“No, we’re bigger fans of new monsters. That’s where we are. I think Who showrunner Steven Moffat’s written the best new Doctor Who monsters in a long time in the series opening two-parter. That’s where our energies are focused, really.” – Piers Wenger speaking to Crave Online
The statement by Wenger could of course be a little white lie to keep fans in the dark over any planned returns. The fifth season of Doctor Who, which aired earlier this year, featured the Daleks, Silurians and in the final two-parter Cybermen and Sontarans along with other long-standing enemies of the Doctor. The Daleks underwent a radical revamp for there appearance in the fifth season prompting outcry from some fans who were not impressed with the new look. Recently Steven Moffat indicated that future episodes of Doctor Who in which the Daleks were the villains would have both old style and new style Daleks.