Showrunner Russel T. Davies is returning to Doctor Who. Davies will take over showrunner duties from Chris Chibnall who will depart the series in 2023. He is, of course, responsible for the show’s revival back in 2005. Davies is also credited for its ever-expanding popularity, catapulting it into a global phenomenon. Along with helping to relaunch Doctor Who, Davies created the fan-favorite Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Davies ultimately left Doctor Who in 2009, which is when Steven Moffat took over.
Davies is returning just in time to celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, and to say goodbye to the latest Doctor as Jodie Whittaker will soon exit. Whittaker’s Doctor will feature in one more six-part series and three specials for 2022.
On returning to the series, Davies expressed his excitement. “I’m beyond excited to be back on my favorite show,” he said. “There’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm. I’m still a viewer for now.”