Neil Gaiman will write another Doctor Who episode
Neil Gaiman will return to write another Doctor Who episode, though he may not make it in time for series 8...
2013 has been a bumper year so far for Neil Gaiman fans, with a new novel, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, picture book, Chu's Day, children's book, Fortunately, The Milk, BBC radio adaptation of Neverwhere, and earlier this year, Doctor Who episode Nightmare In Silver. Add to that continued talk of in-development Sandman and American Gods adaptations, and it seems our Gaiman cups runneth over. (Gaiman cups are recognisable by their black colour, twisted handle, and ability to exist in both your dishwasher and a parallel dream realm).
Promoting all of the above has taken time. So much time that whether or not Gaiman will be able to squeeze in a Doctor Who episode for series eight is under question. Speaking to Doctor Who Online, Gaiman confirmed, "They would like to have me, I would like to do more. The only problem I'm having right now is the time that I probably would have spent writing a Doctor Who script this year suddenly was eaten by going on tour."
"I would love to write an episode for season eight." He continued, "It may well be that I'm over in season nine, but I promise I haven't gone away."
So that's Neil Cross, Jack Lothian, possibly Chris Chibnall (if Broadchurch series two doesn't stop him), potentially Neil Gaiman, and of course Steven Moffat so far on the cards for Doctor Who series eight. Fingers crossed those names will soon be joined by some new blood including a few from our pick of potential Who screenwriters, here...
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