Russell T Davies to Come Back as “Doctor Who” Showrunner

Jodie Whittaker in
Jodie Whittaker in "Doctor Who"

Russell T Davies was in charge of reviving Doctor Who during the 2000s, and he’s coming back to get this show back on track. The critically acclaimed filmmaker is set to return as the showrunner of the beloved sci-fi show over a decade after leaving it.

Davies has been urging BBC to bring Doctor Who back since the 90s, and his plans finally came to fruition in 2005, when the revival first aired. He stayed at the helm for four seasons, when Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant played the role of the Doctor, but walked away in 2009 and let Steven Moffat take his place.

Davies will not take over right away, and he’s set to make his return in 2023 when the iconic British show marks its 60th anniversary. He’ll succeed Chris Chibnall, who’s in charge of the upcoming Season 13, with Jodie Whittaker in the titular role.

“I’m beyond excited to be back on my favorite show. But we’re time-traveling too fast, 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,” stated Davies.