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Would Neil Gaiman Return to Write More Doctor Who? “I Love Being in the Audience”

Neil Gaiman has cast further doubt on the idea of him returning to write another episode of Doctor Who.

When asked whether he’d come back to the show, he replied:

“And on Doctor Who, I don’t know. I love being in the Doctor Who audience, and being really excited to not know what’s coming.”

That seems to imply he’s happier solely as a viewer, not knowing what’s going on behind the scenes. Then again, he might be telling a white lie — he could’ve already been asked to come back by new showrunner, Russell T Davies! Or, more likely, he’s not been approached yet but is keeping his options open. Either way, it’s nice to hear he’s still a fan of the franchise.

Gaiman, of course, wrote two stories for Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor: the acclaimed Series 6 episode, The Doctor’s Wife, in which the TARDIS effectively becomes a humanoid woman; and Nightmare in Silver, which saw a new Cyberman design take over Hedgewick’s World and pose a threat to the wider universe once more.

He’s also written tales like Rory’s Story, Nothing O’Clock, and One Virtue, and a Thousand Crimes, the latter two stories during the government-enforced Covid-19 lockdown.

Would you like to see Gaiman return to Doctor Who? Are there any other writers you’d like to see back?

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Would Neil Gaiman Return to Write More Doctor Who? “I Love Being in the Audience”

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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