Russell T Davies returns as a program showrunner – News on World

Screenwriter Russell T Davies will return to directorship of Doctor Who, the science fiction show he revived in 2005.

Davies, who was the fantasy drama showrunner until 2009, will succeed Chris Chibnall next year.

“I’m very excited to be back on my favorite series,” said Davies, who resumes his role as the show prepares for its 60th anniversary in 2023.

One of his first responsibilities will be deciding who will take over the Tardis after Jodie Whittaker is eliminated.

The actress will hang up her Sonic Screwdriver after another six-part series and three 2022 specials.

However, in a statement, Davies said it would “travel through time too fast” to speculate on what will happen when he returns.

“There are quite a few Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor’s that I can enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm,” he continued. “I’m still a bystander for now.”

Chibnall said it was “monumentally exciting and fitting” that Davies would be back in charge for the series’ 60th birthday.

“Russell built the baton to be returned to him,” continued the writer and producer.

Davies revived Doctor Who in his current incarnation with Christopher Eccleston as Doctor and stayed for David Tennant’s time as Doctor.

Steven Moffatt took over when Matt Smith took on the role, overseeing Peter Capaldi’s time as the tireless Time Lord of television.

The success of the Doctor Who relaunch prompted Davies to create two spin-off shows, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Analysis by BBC Entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba
It has been almost 18 years to the day since the BBC announced that Doctor Who was returning, more than a decade after it was canceled. No doctor or attendant was cast yet, but it was confirmed that Russell T Davies would be in charge of the show. At the time, the lifelong Doctor Who fan was best known as the writer of Queer As Folk (he even managed to briefly squeeze the robot dog K9 into the series).

Few have predicted how big it would get upon its return, and Davies is the man who is credited with much of that success. As a showrunner, he oversaw every creative aspect of science fiction drama, wrote many of its scripts, and was an exceptionally hands-on executive producer – The Writer’s Tale, a diary of daily emails and text messages between Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook. describes the attention to detail he devoted to almost every part of the show, from approving merchandising designs to overseeing media event schedules.

His unexpected return to the show has wowed many because if there’s been a golden era for Doctor Who lately it is when Davies was in charge and the program drew huge audiences, earned accolades and critical acclaim.

With the exception of the television film Doctor Who with Paul McGann, Doctor Who has always been produced exclusively by the BBC. But from 2023 it will be a co-production with Bad Wolf. The production house was founded by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, who worked alongside Davies during his time at Doctor Who. Tranter was the director of drama for the BBC and Gardner was executive producer on the show. Both are considered less high-profile, but still a critically important part of Doctor Who’s earlier success.

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After leaving the show in 2009, Davies enjoyed more recognition with the televised dramas Years and Years, A Very English Scandal, and It’s A Sin.

Piers Wenger, the BBC’s drama director, said the news of Davies’ return would “wow Doctor Who fans around the world”.

“We’re thrilled to have Russell return to Doctor Who to build on the tremendous accomplishments of Chris and Jodie,” he continued. “Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back.”

“What a coup”
Davies’ return was also welcomed by Bad Wolf, the production company founded in 2015 by former BBC managers Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter.

Gardner and Tranter both worked with Davies on the Doctor Who relaunch and will work with him again when he returns as a showrunner.

“We are happy to accompany Russell T Davies in an ontological paradox in a loop,” says Bad Wolf’s Twitter account. “Where Russell went

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