UPDATED Doctor Who series 8: Mark Gatiss writing 2 episodes

News Louisa Mellor 27 Mar 2014 - 13:15

Mark Gatiss has confirmed that he's once again writing 2 episodes in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who...

UPDATE: Mark Gatiss has clarified on Twitter that while he has indeed been commissioned to write two new episodes of Doctor Who, they won't necessarily both be in series eight.

Last series Mark Gatiss brought Doctor Who Ice Warriors and Diana Rigg; this year, what does he have in store? It's too early for us to know, but it has been confirmed that Gatiss is writing two episodes for Peter Capaldi's Doctor in series eight.

Gatiss announced the news on the press circuit in Brazil as part of a BBC Worldwide showcase. His most recent Who episodes were the tense claustrophobic Cold War and macabre Victorian-era The Crimson Horror. Previous Gatiss-written episodes have been Night TerrorsVictory Of The DaleksThe Idiot's Lantern and The Unquiet Dead

These two series eight stories will mean the Sherlock co-creator has written adventures for all four Doctors since the show's 2005 return, in addition to his Who novels and anthology contributions.

All the firm info we have on Doctor Who series eight can be found continually updated, here

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