Russell T. Davies returning as Doctor Who show runner
Exciting news as the man behind Doctor Who's revival plots a return as showrunner.
Russel T. Davies will return as showrunner for Doctor Who‘s 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2023.
Responsible for Doctor Who’s revival in 2005, Davies is credited with propelling the show into a global phenomenon.
Davies left the show in 2009, after creating two spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
His most recent credits include acclaimed titles Years And Years, A Very English Scandal and It’s A Sin.
Russell T Davies says: “I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. 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.”
Chris Chibnall says: “It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him. Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales – and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world – have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead.”
Piers Wenger, BBC Director of Drama, says: “As the 13th Doctor prepares to embark on new and extraordinary adventures, the winds of change are blowing… bringing with them news to delight Doctor Who fans across the globe. We are thrilled that Russell is returning to Doctor Who to build on the huge achievements of Chris and Jodie. Thank you to the two of them and the team in Cardiff for all they continue to do for the show and hello Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back.”
Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker will leave Doctor Who in a trio of Specials, in late 2022.