Phil Collinson, who served as Producer on Doctor Who between 2005 & 2008, will be reunited with showrunner Russel T. Davies for season 14, to air in 2023.
The news came without fanfare when fans spotted a credit for Doctor Who’s next run on Collinson’s Independent Talent page, with the upcoming season described as “currently inevelopment”.
Davies, who was the Doctor Who showrunner from 2005 until 2010, announced back in September that he would be returning to the show to helm its 60th anniversary year and “series beyond”.
“I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show,” he said at the time. “But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm – I’m still a viewer for now.”
The production company Bad Wolf, founded by former executive producers of the show Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, will be teaming up with Davies to create the upcoming season, taking over creative control from the BBC.
In December, Davies revealed that he’d already written a few of the 2023 episodes, with the first due to air in November 2023, marking the show’s 60th anniversary.
As for who’ll be given the keys to the TARDIS, there’s no word just yet on who Jodie Whittaker’s replacement will be. Some fans are still routing for Rupert Grint, who has expressed interest in the role.
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