Russell T Davies to return to Doctor Who as showrunner

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Russell T Davies to return to Doctor Who as showrunner

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Russell T Davies is to return as showrunner to the BBC’s flagship science fiction series Doctor Who.

Davies, 58, was behind the show’s revival in 2005, in which Christopher Eccleston took on the role of the ninth doctor. Under Davies’s tenure, the show became a primetime TV fixture, and led to two popular spin-offs, Torchwood for a post-watershed audience and the children’s series Sarah Jane Adventures.

Davies remained at the helm during David Tennant’s time as the 10th doctor, before stepping down in 2009, when he was succeeded by Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat. The Queer as Folk creator went on to make series including the 2019 BBC drama Years and Years, about a family living through a fascist dictatorship in Britain, and It’s a Sin, the acclaimed drama about the Aids crisis in the 1980s, which aired earlier this year on Channel 4 and won a National Television Award earlier this month for best drama.

Davies will return to the series when current showrunner Chris Chibnall steps down in 2022, before the show’s 60th anniversary in 2023. Current Doctor Jodie Whittaker will leave the programme after its next series and three special episodes, due for broadcast next year.
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Re: Russell T Davies to return to Doctor Who as showrunner

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Now that is good news. Davies was the best. So was Steven Moffat who followed him. I know you can't have two people be best, but they're so much better than Chibnall.
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