The BBC has announced that Steven Moffat, the former showrunner of “Doctor Who”, has returned to write an episode of the upcoming new season of “Doctor Who”.

Steven has been lauded for his work on Doctor Who. He first wrote for the show when Russell T Davies revived it in 2005. He then went on to succeed as Showrunner, leading the show during the Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi eras. Steven is known for penning some of the most praised episodes in the show’s history and for creating one of the most terrifying and iconic monsters, the Weeping Angels.

Outside of Doctor Who, Steven has been celebrated for co-writing and co-creating the multi-award winning series “Sherlock”, which is also coming soon to Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ later this month. Now he’s back, returning alongside Showrunner Russell T Davies, as he writes a whole new adventure for the upcoming season debuting this May.

The BBC has announced that BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Julie-Anne Robinson, will be directing the episode that succeeds The Church on Ruby Road, which was released at Christmas. Julie-Anne has previously directed some blockbuster television series including “Bridgerton”, “Orange Is The New Black” and “Scandal”, and is now jumping on board the TARDIS to front two of the episodes.

Speaking on his return to the Whoniverse, Steven Moffat said in a statement:

“Yes, okay, fair enough – apologies to everyone I’ve very slightly misled – I am in fact writing an episode of the series of Doctor Who. Exactly like I said I never would. What can I tell you? There was begging, there was pleading but finally Russell agreed to let me have another go – so long as I got out of his garden. Working with old friends and a brand new Doctor I couldn’t be happier. Sorry I was a bit reticent on the subject for so long. It was all part of an elaborate plan that would have delighted millions but at the last minute I forgot what it was.”

Speaking on directing episodes in the new season, Julie-Anne Robinson added:

“It was a tremendous honour to direct episodes of Doctor Who for the BBC and Disney+. This beloved franchise is 60 years old and still going strong. It is part of our collective memory as Brits. I’ve always admired Russell T Davies and Ncuti Gatwa is an unbelievably talented actor who has stepped into the role of the Fifteenth Doctor effortlessly, alongside the equally talented Millie Gibson. Steven Moffat gave me an intense challenge as a director. I asked him for a keyword to describe the overall tone of the episode he said: ‘Hitchcock’. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks. I’m grateful to Bad Wolf, the BBC and Disney+. It was an incredible experience”.

The new season will launch simultaneously worldwide on Friday, 10th May 2024, at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Disney+ in the U.S. and internationally (excluding the UK),  with two all-new episodes.

In the UK, the season kicks off on Saturday, 11th May 2024, at 12:00 a.m. GMT on BBC iPlayer (which is the same time as it becomes available on Disney+ around the world), new episodes will also be broadcast onBBC One later that day.

The previously announced guest cast includes Aneurin Barnard, Anita Dobson, Yasmin Finney, Michelle Greenidge, Jonathan Groff, Bonnie Langford, Genesis Lynea, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush, Indira Varma and Angela Wynter.

“Doctor Who” is produced by Bad Wolf, with BBC Studios for Disney Branded Television and BBC. Under the creative vision of Davies, the additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. The new season features episodes directed by Ben Chessell, Jamie Donoughue, Julie Anne Robinson and Dylan Holmes Williams.

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