Toby Whithouse on Doctor Who series 7

News Simon Brew
28 Feb 2012 - 07:08
Doctor Who: The TARDIS

The Being Human creator, Toby Whithouse, is back writing for Doctor Who again for its upcoming seventh series. And he’s been talking a little about what to expect…

One of the already-revealed writers for Doctor Who’s seventh series since its revival is Toby Whithouse. Whithouse, who’s also juggling his duties on Being Human, wrote the terrific The God Complex in the last series, and he’s been chatting to BBC America about what’s in store for us this time around.

Asked what he could say about his story for the new series, he said “certainly on this series, the episodes are much more stand-alone and, in a way, more distinct from each other. You’ll have episodes, but they’ll be much more of a specific genre. And the next week will be a different genre”.

He added that “My episode is in a genre I’ve never written before — frankly, no one has written in that genre for quite a while now. But I absolutely love it. Steven gives me a one-line pitch, and then I’ll go away and put together a story and so on.”

Doctor Who is always a joy to write”, Whithouse admitted. “It never gets boring, it never gets dull, it never gets routine. It’s an incredibly difficult show to write because it’s remarkably complex, but it also has to have such momentum and pace. And within that there has to be room for character and humor and so on. It’s always a huge challenge but always extraordinary fun. That’s why I keep going back.”

The full interview can be found here. And production on Doctor Who series 7 is underway now...

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