Sounds like it. Good luck trying to give 4 leads enough interesting material to work with every week plus fleshing out those new characters, aliens, monsters, time and places we see. And with less eps as well-
The new series will consist of a ten-week run of fifty-minute episodes, due for transmission in Autumn 2018,
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Hexx wrote:Learning from past mistakes reserving judgement on casting until I see them - but 3 seems a lot.
Its happened a few times before. It was the norm at the start of the show but that was a long time ago when stories were long and they were making it all year round. As some have now learned it wasn't unusual for them to not feature for an ep or 2 now and then either. The only other times its happened are usually in transitions between crews and maybe if you include UNIT.
Davison inherited 3 companions and it didn't really work. Too many voices and the characters suffered because of it. Heck for one story they had Nyssa just stay in the TARDIS to rest because they didn't want to write her into it.
In New Who we've had a few stories with 3. But its always been more of a 2+1 thing. Jack and Rose + Mikey in Boom Town. Amy and Rory + River a few times. These were never prolonged stints either.
But yeah, it really depends on what they do with them. Are they all going to be introduced in the first ep as well? Can see Sharon D Clarke being the Mum of one of them. Chibnall has talked about a long term plan so maybe they will be around long enough for it not to matter. Maybe the stories wont just be mostly one ep long.