From DigtalSpy.com Story by Morgan Jeffrey
Luther creator Neil Cross has confirmed that he will return to Doctor Who for its eighth series.
Cross told Stuff.co.nz that he is “really excited about writing for Peter Capaldi” – the 55-year-old actor recently cast as the 12th Doctor.
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“I am going back [for series eight],” the writer revealed. “I have got story ideas tucked away… there’s a whole bunch of stuff I want to do.
“[Showrunner] Steven [Moffat] is clearly very busy with the 50th anniversary special and Christmas special, but I have to find out from Steven what his intentions for the Doctor are and what sort of stories he wants me to write.”
Cross – who previously wrote Who episodes ‘The Rings of Akhaten‘ and ‘Hide‘ – described Capaldi as “an outstanding choice” to replace current lead Matt Smith.
The Doctor & Clara in ‘The Rings of Akhaten’
“I am familiar with Peter Capaldi’s work and I am looking forward to it,” he said.
“There’s something about his physicality, his image, his wit, that evokes the Doctor. There’s something about him that evokes classic Doctor Who.”
Doctor Who‘s 50th special will air on Saturday, November 23, with Capaldi’s first full series to follow in 2014.
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