Production Update: Doctor Who

Published on February 8th, 2010

drwho_gaimanHere’s a little news that pushes all my buttons and makes me smile. Sandman writer Neil Gaiman has announced at the SFX Weekender (Sussex, UK) that he has written a story for the next but one season of British cult TV series Doctor Who.

Gaiman is not only a well established comic writer but has had adaptations of his comic books Stardust and Coraline make it to the big screen. Now writing for the 11th Doctor, played by Mat Smith, his story will not air until 2011. Gaiman was quoted as saying, “As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British TV series. One that I started watching – from behind the sofa – when I was three.

“And while I know it’s cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now – which is to say, not in the upcoming season but early in the one after that – it’s quite possible that I might have written an episode.

“And if I had, it would originally have been called ‘The House of Nothing’. But it definitely isn’t called that any more.”

Matthew Hyde