Hello, Whovians! Quite soon after Mark Gatiss’ latest offering, found footage story ‘Sleep No More’, hit our screens last Saturday, it was revealed by Gatiss himself to members of the press that a follow-up to the episode may already be in the works! The story, which featured incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi and companion Jenna Coleman dealing with a menacing monster and some fierce bouts of insomnia aboard a space station, ended in a very open manner that could certainly allow for a sequel.
According to Gatiss, “Steven’s asked me if I’ll write a sequel – I’ll see if I can do that. If I can think of one, I would certainly like to do it, because I think the idea is good and the monsters are great.”
It’s an interesting thing to tease so soon after ‘Sleep No More’ was broadcast, particularly given the less-than-stellar reaction to the story. In fact, the Audience Appreciation Index for the episode was the lowest since 2006 with the much-maligned story ‘Love and Monsters’, commonly regarded as the worst episode of the modern era.