Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynsk says ‘contact has been made’ with BBC over Doctor Who showrunner job

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Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynsk says ‘contact has been made’ with BBC over Doctor Who showrunner job

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Last month, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski threw his hat into the ring to become the new Doctor Who showrunner, tweeting his interest in replacing Chris Chibnall when the latter steps down in 2022.

And now Straczynski has issued an update on the situation, revealing that contact has been made with the BBC about the soon-to-be vacancy for Doctor Who showrunner.

Replying to a fan who asked what the situation was on Twitter, he wrote, “Contact with the BBC has been made. They’re going through their own process, which began before my tweet, and that has to run its course, but if those don’t pan out and there’s a discussion to be had, they will reach out.”

He added, “Very courteous, so we’ll see where their process leads.”
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Hmmm... not sure he's good fit. I don't think he would get the vibe right.
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IanKennedy wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:48 pm Hmmm... not sure he's good fit. I don't think he would get the vibe right.
How so? What is, in your view, the Doctor Who vibe?
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Mostly none serious, often younger in cheek. Sure it can get serious when it needs to but mostly it’s lighter. JMS can do humour but routinely I’m not so sure. He likes grand arcs which is a pretty new thing for Who.
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