Despite it being on for now over 50 years, Doctor Who has not always been at the peek of popularity. In fact, it was cancelled as a show in the 90’s, then was attempted to be reborn via a TV movie, only for it not to happen. It wasn’t until 2005 that Doctor Who became a popular show again under the watchful eye of Russell T. Davies. He left the show at the end of David Tennant’s 10th Doctor run in 2010, and ever since, fans have wondered if he would return. Especially given the 10th anniversary of the rebirth of Doctor Who is drawing near.
Short answer? No.
“A programme can’t have its fiftieth and then it’s tenth. I think that’s just confusing. It’s marvellous and glorious; let it carry on.”
Now of course that was more of a ‘no’ to appearing on some special panel or the like for the anniversary. What about writing another Doctor Who episode? Well…
“Wouldn’t that be nice? The lovely Steven [Moffat] invites me every year to come and write one. And I love him and I love them and I love watching it, but here I am, moving on. I love Doctor Who with all my heart but nothing is more important to me than my own stuff.”
Sorry Doctor Who fans, seems Davies is fine where he left things off. But hey, who knows? Maybe he’ll change his mind someday, who…knows?