A well-recognized face will quickly be again on the helm of the TARDIS! Russell T Davies introduced right this moment that he’s set to return to Doctor Who because the sequence’ official showrunner.
The screenwriter, who first led the cult fantasy sequence by its preliminary revival from 2005 to 2009, will take cost in 2022, simply in time for the present’s sixtieth anniversary the next yr.
“I’m past excited to be again on my favorite present,” Davies mentioned in a statement, earlier than urging Physician Who’s ardent fanbase to not get too far forward of themselves with the information. “However we’re time-travelling too quick, there’s a complete sequence of Jodie Whittaker’s sensible Physician for me to get pleasure from, with my pal and hero Chris Chibnall on the helm — I’m nonetheless a viewer for now.”
Davies’ return may even coincide with a brand new actor moving into the function of the Fourteenth Physician, following Foster’s three-season stint as the primary feminine Physician within the present’s practically six-decade historical past.
For his half, Chibnall, who’s guided the revival since its eleventh season in 2018, was equally thrilled to move the showrunner mantle again into Davies’ succesful palms. “Russell constructed the baton that’s about to be handed again to him — Physician Who, the BBC, the display screen business in Wales, and let’s be sincere everybody in the entire world, have so many causes to be Very Excited Certainly about what lies forward.”
Since stepping away from Physician Who after the 2008-2010 specials, Davies has produced and written the Emmy-winning miniseries A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whipshaw. He additionally just lately created a pair of TV sequence: 2019’s Years and Years and 2021’s It’s a Sin — each of which aired on HBO on this aspect of the Atlantic.