The Doctor Who Showrunner Wants to Do A Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Miniseries
The news is likely already out there. Russell T. Davies is back to lead the series. He was the man who brought back Doctor Who in 2005 and helped the beloved sci-fi series reach new heights.
Last week, the BBC confirmed that Chris Chibnall will be replaced by Davies in 2023. He will again be the show’s head honcho from the 60th anniversary onwards.
This is, naturally, a great news story for Doctor Who fans. The BBC hopes that Davies can lead the show back to its glory days and avoid falling ratings. Davies is widely considered the most beloved of modern Who showrunners. I am a huge fan of Davies and Doctor Who, so it is exciting to see what new ideas he brings back to the show after a decade.
Although we don’t know exactly what Davies is up to this time, an interview that was conducted earlier in the year might give us some insight into his plans for Doctor Who.
In January, Davies told the Radio Times that he had been doing the shared universe thing for years before Marvel made it a success in cinemas. You may be aware that, in addition to Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures , Davies also created two very popular spinoff shows: Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures . Doctor Who, and vice versa would sometimes feature characters from these shows. This sounds very much like he would like more of this show in the future.
Davies stated that there should be a Doctor Who channel. “You can see that Disney announceds of new Star Wars or Marvel shows. You think we should be here announcing The Nyssa Adventures and The Return of Donna Noble. And you should have the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors together in 10 parts. Sincerely.
This seemed like wishful thinking at the time. But now we know that Davies will be taking over the show in 2023. These comments are now a lot more exciting.
There is no reason to believe that older Doctors wouldn’t appear in side adventures alongside the main series. The amazing Big Finish audio plays have established that every Doctor has had many adventures, which we didn’t see on TV. Let’s bring them on TV!
Fans get to see their favorite actors in the role again, the BBC receives the viewing figures that a David Tennant/Matt Smith miniseries would invariably bring in, and there is increased interest in the continuing adventures of the 14th Doctor, whatever they may be. Everyone wins. Davies, make it happen. While you’re at the same time, bring back Paul McGann to tell his story. We’ve had enough waiting.