spaceman375 shares a report from the BBC: Screenwriter Russell T Davies is to take charge again of Doctor Who, the sci-fi show he helped revive in 2005. Davies, who was the fantasy drama’s showrunner until 2009, will take over when Chris Chibnall departs next year. “I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show,” said Davies, who resumes his role as the show prepares to mark its 60th anniversary in 2023. One of his first responsibilities will be to decide who takes over the Tardis following Jodie Whittaker’s exit. The actress is set to hang up her Sonic Screwdriver after one more six-part series and three 2022 specials.
Davies revived Doctor Who in its current incarnation with Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and remained for David Tennant’s time as the Doctor. Steven Moffatt took over when Matt Smith took on the role, staying to supervise Peter Capaldi’s stint as TV’s indefatigable Time Lord. The success of Doctor Who’s relaunch led Davies to create two spin-off shows, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
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