Neil Gaiman, fantasy writer extraordinaire

Neil Gaiman Wants to Write for Capaldi!

The Doctor’s Wife and Nightmare in Silver writer Neil Gaiman has revealed he is excited about the prospect of Peter Capaldi as the new star of Doctor Who.

Neil Gaiman looking forward to writing for Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor Who

Speaking to Doctor Who Online, Gaiman revealed first and foremost that he would like to write another episode, and that although he may not have a contribution until Series 9, he hasn’t gone away.

Absolutely, I don’t want to be coy!

They would like to have me [and] I would like to do more. The only problem I’m having right now is the time that I probably would’ve spent writing a Doctor Who script this year suddenly got eaten by going on [a book] tour.

I would love to write an episode for season 8, it may well be that I’m over in season 9, but I promise I haven’t gone away.

Most crucially, however, is his enthusiasm for the new Doctor, something we at Kasterborous reckon is shared by many other show writers, past, present and future.

The idea of writing for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is one that I find so thrilling and exciting.

Incidentally, you can catch Neil chatting to broadcaster Stuart Maconie on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on BBC Radio 6 Music on Friday from 1pm.

Head to Doctor Who Online’s YouTube page to watch the full interview, in which Gaiman is promoting his new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Would you like to see Neil Gaiman back working on a new Doctor Who episode, or was Nightmare in Silver enough for you?

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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