DT Still to Commit?

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times (we’ll cover that later), Russell T Davies speaks about the future – and there’s a repeated implication that David Tennant has not signed on for the 2010 series.

All this talk of the future… I wish I could nip forwards in my TARDIS and find out!

Seriously though, I don’t think that this is a Sean Connery-esque “hanging on for more cash” affair. Tennant is either going at the end of the 2009 “run” or he’s staying a bit longer. Remember, back in December, Catherine Tate let slip that this would be David’s last series. A few specials isn’t a series…

2009 will be what Davies calls a “gap year,” with only four one-hour specials. Although the show has been commissioned for a complete season in 2010, he and Tennant are not yet signed on.

“I can’t carry on like this forever,” Davies said, sniffling — his cold was acting up. He said that after this, he will likely return to drama about “the epic-ness of ordinary intimate deals of ordinary people’s lives,” which is what he really loves writing. “The only place for me to go here is back to six-parters or one-offs which won’t have the publicity, the merchandise, the budget, the profile.” He took a deep breath. “And I’m so looking forward to it.”

I know which one I’m resigned to…

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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