Doctor Who is once again about to enter a new era, as we learned that Russel T. Davis will return to act as showrunner for the popular BBC series back in September. His return for the franchise’s 60th anniversary comes at the cost of Jodie Whittaker leaving the franchise after taking over from Peter Capaldi in 2017. It was when Chris Chibnail took on the role of showrunner from Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. They’ll end their run on the 13th incarnation of the doctor with a six-part series and three specials in 2022. They’ve just wrapped production on the thirteenth season with the subtitle Flux, as shared by the official Twitter channel.
Doctor Who is one of the longest-running live-action series of all time. As it enters its 60th anniversary, there are some high expectations with Russel T. Davis‘s return. Yet, it shouldn’t undermine the work put in by Whittaker‘s take on the iconic character. She brought a lot of life into the series and her work alongside Chibnail gave it a fresh of new energy. It’ll be curious if they’ll build upon that energy or take a completely new direction moving forward.