New showrunner, but an old hand at Doctor Who, Russell T Davies has said that episode 4 of Series 14 is “one of the greatest things” he’s ever worked on.
Okay, so we’re used to hype, but Davies is apparently particularly enthused with this episode and has said it’s “one of the greatest things I’ve ever made in my life”.
This was then backed up by director, Dylan Holmes Williams, who added:
“As the lucky man who got to direct this incredible script, I’ve got to say I’m very excited about what we created.”
Davies has previously teased that he’s doing things on Doctor Who that he’s never done before, so it sounds like we’re in for a real treat.
Series 14 will be the first full run of episodes with Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor, who will debut later this year, sometime during the 60th anniversary celebrations. He’ll be joined by Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday. It’s also the first season with Davies as showrunner since Series 4, although he also oversaw and wrote the majority of the 2009 Specials which saw David Tennant bow out as the Tenth Doctor. He will, of course, return as the Fourteenth Doctor for the next three episodes.
It sounds like Russell is throwing everything at the new series, which is no great shock — he did with Series 1 too, and look how brilliant that turned out to be!
Series 14 will air on BBC1 and Disney+ sometime next year.