Mike Bartlett will make his Doctor Who debut with an episode in Season 10, the BBC has confirmed.
The writer had a huge hit on BBC One last year with his drama series Doctor Foster, starring Suranne Jones, who played Idris in Neil Gaiman’s first Doctor Who episode, ‘The Doctor’s Wife’.
Doctor Foster will return for a second season later this year.
As well as having a new six-part drama series for BBC One set in the world of newspapers coming up, Bartlett will also adapt his own Olivier Award-winning play King Charles III for BBC Two this year.
Doctor Who Season 10 begins filming in Cardiff next week.
Episode 1 is written by Steven Moffat and Episode 2 is written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, with ‘Face the Raven’ writer Sarah Dollard writing an episode for the season’s second block of filming.
Mike Bartlett is presumably one of the new writers that Moffat claimed will “make your brain explode.”
The new season of Doctor Who will air on BBC One in spring 2017, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill and Matt Lucas returning as Nardole.
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