The BBC has announced that the upcoming new series of “Doctor Who” will feature an episode co-written by writing duo Kate Herron and Briony Redman, which will air once Ncuti Gatwa becomes the Fifteenth Doctor, a mysterious 2,000-year-old time traveller, who along with his companion’s journey across time and space in a ship known as TARDIS.
Disney+ fans will likely know some of the work of Kate Herron, as she was the Executive Producer and director of the first season of the popular Marvel Studio’s series “Loki”, plus she has directed the critically acclaimed series “Sex Education”.
While Briony is an actor, comedian and BAFTA Rocliffe-winning writer, whose work includes the Welsh crime-comedy “Pont Brec” with Damian Evans, and the award-winning short film “Forget-Me-Not”, which screened across film festivals internationally.
The pair have collaborated on a range of work together, including their comic, “The Storkening”, as well as TV and film projects, including the sci-fi Miss Universe and the acclaimed short film “Smear”. Now they have now teamed up once more to take viewers on an unforgettable adventure in the new series of “Doctor Who”.
Kate Herron said in a statement:
“Clearly I can’t get enough of time travel. It is an absolute honour to write for Russell and Ncuti. We had so much fun and can’t wait for you all to see it.”
Briony Redman added:
“As a big fan of Doctor Who and Russell T Davies, it’s been a dream to write on this show.”
Doctor Who Showrunner, Russell T Davies also said the following about the two writers working on the show:
“This is when I absolutely love my job. Working with the stellar talents of Kate and Briony makes my whole world bigger and brighter, and a lot more fun. I was a huge fan of Loki and reached out to Kate to say so – she then introduced me to Briony, and it was all systems go! They’ve written a wonderful script which created unique challenges for cast and crew alike. The end result is gorgeous and thrilling and scary, and not like any other episode of Doctor Who.”
“Doctor Who” returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period.
“Doctor Who” will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of “Doctor Who” outside of the UK and Ireland.
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