First writer confirmed for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

The first writer for the new season of Doctor Who has been revealed.

Mark Gatiss will return with his ninth episode in 2017. It will be his third story for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.

The Sherlock co-creator confirmed the news in an interview with WhoSFX.

Discussing his first Doctor Who episode, 2005’s ‘The Unquiet Dead’, Gatiss said: “It seems so natural now (as I write my ninth episode – ten if you count the un-produced one!) but the forty five minute format took some getting used to.”

Doctor Who The Unquiet Dead Charles Dickens

Gatiss’s previous eight episodes are ‘The Unquiet Dead’, ‘The Idiot’s Lantern’, ‘Victory of the Daleks’,‘Night Terrors’, ‘Cold War’, ‘The Crimson Horror’, ‘Robot of Sherwood’ and ‘Sleep No More’.

He revealed last year that Steven Moffat has asked him to write a sequel to 2015’s ‘Sleep No More’: “If I can think of one, I would certainly like to do it, because I think the idea is good and the monsters are great.”

Doctor Who Sleep No More

Showrunner Steven Moffat will pen four of the 12 episodes in Season 10.

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Season 10 will begin filming in July, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill. This year’s Christmas special begins filming later this month.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

What do you want to see in Mark Gatiss’s new episode? Let us know below…

  • Allen Walker

    “Showrunner Steven Moffat will pen four of the 12 episodes in Season 10.”
    He’s not the showrunner anymore… That’s why we have to wait a year, isn’t it? “Former” showrunner…
    (Not to dig it in, I actually like his episodes…)

    • Dr. Moo

      He’s still showrunner until after 2017’s Christmas Special. Series ten is his swansong season (before the man responsible for the laughably-bad Broadchurch takes over for some reason).

      • Allen Walker

        Yer right, my bad…. lol