Doctor Who season finale: Steven Moffat says ending will leave fans 'a little devastated'
Doctor Who fans who reached for a handkerchief when Jenna Coleman’s character Clara Oswald died on the show a couple of weeks back may find themselves exercising their elbows again this Saturday, when BBC America broadcasts the time-travel show’s season finale. That’s according to showrunner Steven Moffat. The Who executive producer has told EW that the season-ender — entitled “Hell Bent” — will leave viewers “hopefully satisfied, and pleased, and a tiny bit devastated. It’s pretty emotional stuff. We get quite dark. It’s quite a journey.”
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Moffat also praised director Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl) who oversaw the finale and last week’s episode “Heaven Sent,” a solo showcase for the skills of both the Doctor and actor Peter Capaldi. “[‘Heaven Sent’] is one of the strangest, and most atmospheric, and creepiest episodes that we’ve done,” said the showrunner. “And then, in episode 12, we’re in a huge, epic, big-scale Star Wars world. She’s got a tremendous range as a director, covering all of that.”
Moffat, however, refused to address the widespread speculation that Coleman’s Clara will feature in this Saturday’s adventure. “I’m not talking about that, sorry!” he said.
You can see the trailer for “Hell Bent” below.