According to a BBC press release, it looks like ‘Doctor Who’ is probably going to be around for a good while yet.
While we usually wouldn’t make space for a BBC press release entitled ‘Doctor Who Gets Brand Boost in China’, we wanted to point one thing out from it. Among the businessy-wisinessy talk of Doctor Who becoming available via TV Channels and on-demand/streaming platforms in the country is this little snippet:
“The deal not only covers Showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat’s Series 1- 10, but also incoming Showrunner Chris Chibnall’s yet-to-film Series 11, as well as a first look for Series 12-15.”
That, presumably, means that the BBC is thinking about Doctor Who far enough into the future to consider those series pretty much a foregone conclusion.
While it’s not a confirmation – nor ‘BBC plans to make a lot more money out of Doctor Who’ exactly a shocking headline – it does at least mean that Doctor Who is not ‘on the bubble’, as our American friends might say. It also hints that new head-honcho Chris Chibnall is probably going to get a good long go at establishing his version of the show.
What’s more, it means we can expect to be seeing Doctor Who on our screens for at least another five years, which is no bad thing.