Neil Gaiman – acclaimed writer of Sandman, Stardust and Coraline – says he’s keen on writing a third episode of Doctor Who, but time constraints have prevented him from doing so.
Gaiman has already penned two scripts during Matt Smith’s tenure as The Doctor. He first penned The Doctor’s Wife, which is a fan favourite and often considered one of the best episodes of the new series since its revival. His second episode, Nightmare in Silver, didn’t receive the same reception.
Gaiman has said that he has an open invitation to write more, however other commitments have meant he hasn’t had the time, but he still hopes he gets the chance to do one while Peter Capaldi is onboard as The Doctor.
Speaking at a Q&A in New York (via THR) Gaiman has this to say: “I’m just sort of hoping that I can get one done while Peter Capaldi is still the Doctor, because it would be a very sad thing if I lost my chance to write for a grumpy, Scottish Doctor.”
As for what he would write, he says: “I haven’t done an episode set on Earth yet, and I haven’t created a new monster. So there are boxes left to tick. And there’s part of me that feels… I haven’t scared anybody yet. I’d love to do something that sends adults behind the sofa too and makes them wee.”
We certainly hope Gaiman finds some time to pen an episode for Capaldi.