Published on June 25th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
Will RTD Write Again?
Steven Moffat (AKA The Boss of Doctor Who) has revealed that he did ask former Head Writer and Executive Producer Russell T Davies to write an episode for the 2010 series of Doctor Who. The Grand Moff said:
“He did an awful lot of Doctor Who for an awful lot of years, and I think he’s finding it in a way hard, because he’s done a Doctor Who story in effect for Sarah Jane Adventures.
“So I think he probably wants to get away from it for a bit. I can understand that, because he did a hell of a lot. But I’d love to get him back; it would be just joyous to get him back because I miss him.”
Davies made it very clear towards the end of his era that he was looking forward to new projects and also being able to watch a new series of Doctor Who for the first time in almost twenty years without knowing what was going to happen. However, he never said never, as Moffat pointed out:
â€œI said to him, ‘Look, I want’ and he said, ‘Don’t even ask me for series five because I’m just knackered, I just want to go lie down’, and I think I’ll find out how that feels. But I did ask him for series six, and I always will.”
Weâ€™ve got Russellâ€™s script for the fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures to look forward to entitled Death of the Doctor, which features not only the eleventh Doctor but also the return of 70â€™s companion Jo Grant (who travelled with the Third Doctor just before Sarah Jane Smith turned up fact fans!) for the first time in over thirty years.
Heâ€™s barely been away from the Doctor Who world for a year and already Davies has signed up for a new series of Torchwood and worked on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Will Russell come back and write a Doctor Who script for the the new crew?