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New writers and directors revealed for season 12 of Doctor Who

November 15th, 2019 by Geralt of Australia Comments

Jodie Whittaker’s second season as The Doctor is bringing in some fresh talent in the writing and directing department as we’re getting three new writers, three new directors and three writers coming back from season 11 who penned some of my favourite episodes.

So let’s start with who’s coming back shall we?

First off is Pete McTighe, writer for Kerblam, second is Ed Hime who wrote It Takes You Away and finally the writer from my favourite episode of the season, Vinay Patel from Demons of the Punjab.

Moving on to the new writers, Nina Metivier is the first to make her Doctor Who writing debut, producer of Dixi and writer for The A-List ,it’s no surprise that she’ll fit right in with the rest of the crew, although it’s not her first time working on the show as she was working in the script department last season. She’ll be joined by Maxine Alderton, writer of Emmerdale and The Worst Witch, and finally Charlene James, writer of A Discovery of Witches. Think we may be seeing a pattern here?

As for the directors, we have Lee Haven Jones, director for shows such as The Bay and Shetland, joining him will be two fairly new people to the business, Nida Manzoor and Emma Sulivan.

Showrunner Chris Chinball is quite excited about the new people joining, saying: “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!”

So what do you think of the new talent added to the Who family?

Is there anyone you’d like to see work on the show or people you’d like to come back (Neil Gaiman for me)? let us know in the comments what you think.

‘Til then, stay nerdy folks.

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Geralt of Australia, holder of the One Ring of Sauron, mechanic to the Millennium Falcon and council to the Avengers, has been diagnosed as a nerd since falling through the wardrobe and being crowned king in Narnia. While fighting Boggarts and watching Storm Troopers miss everything, he has made his way back into this world through the portal in 221B Baker Street just to bring you all the news and reviews of the games of this world.