With the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, returning in the New year, the BBC is starting to ramp up publicity for what will be the 38th series of the programme, the twelfth since it returned in 2005.
This year sees three new writers joining the show.
- Nina Metivier Co-creator of the Netflix series The A-List and a writer on the series Dixi. Previously served as a script editor on Doctor Who.
- Maxine Alderton Writer for Emmerdale and CBBC's The Worst Witch
- Charlene James Worked on Sky Atlantic's The Discovery Of Witches. Awarded the Alfred Fagon Award, for best new play at the National Theatre for Cuttin' It,
- Nida Manzoor Worked on Enterprise
- Emma Sullivan A graduate of the National Film and Television School. Her short film AFTER TOMORROW, was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival
- Jamie Magnus Stone Studied at the National Film and Television School. Nominated for a BAFTA for his short film Orbit Ever After.
- Lee Haven Jones Studied at RADA. Lead director on the ITV series The Bay.
- Vinay Patel (Demons of The Punjab)
- Ed Hime (It Takes You Away)
- Pete McTighe (Kerblam!)
We’re thrilled that Doctor Who continues to attract some of the most exciting and dynamic talent working in television. Along with our returning faces, we’re excited to welcome new members to the Doctor Who family. The Doctor Who team is crammed with British television’s brightest writers and directors: we’ve adored working with them, and can’t wait to show you the explosive stuff they’ve created!Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole will all be reprising their roles as the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends, alongside an exciting host of soon to be announced guest artists.
The series will be back on TV screens in early 2020.