Returning ‘Doctor Who’ writer revealed for Season 10

Another returning Doctor Who writer has apparently been revealed for next year’s season.

12 new episodes are currently filming in Cardiff and will premiere on BBC One in April 2017.

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

Little Britain actor Matt Lucas – who will be reprising his role as Nardole in this year’s Christmas special followed by a number of episodes in Season 10 – has tweeted writer Jamie Mathieson, saying “love love love your script.”

Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express

Mathieson has written three Doctor Who episodes before; ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’, ‘Flatline’ and ‘The Girl Who Died’ (with Steven Moffat).

Doctor Who Flatline TARDIS

The Being Human writer previously told Doctor Who Magazine: “[I’ve submitted] a load of ideas for [Season 10]. Hopefully the Doctor Who camp is still happy with me … it’s been great so far.”

Doctor Who 9 5 HQ The Girl Who Died Maisie Williams Ashildr

Doctor Who returns to BBC One this Christmas with ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’.

Watch the trailer…

Michelle Gomez has confirmed that she begins filming as Missy again “soon.”

Are you looking forward to Jamie Mathieson’s return? Let us know below…

  • Matt Dennis

    Along with Sarah Dollard, Mathieson has been one of the best writers to work on Doctor Who in years. So glad they’re both back onboard for another Ep.

  • Shevy_B

    I can’t wait! ‘The Girl Who Died’ was a slight flop (although I enjoyed it more than some), but ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ and ‘Flatline’ are amazing episodes in my opinion. Those two are some of my favorite Peter Capaldi episodes. They brought a creative plot never seen before on ‘Doctor Who’. I can’t wait to see what Jamie Mathieson brings to the table next!

    • Dr. Moo

      The Girl Who Died went down well from a critical perspective and while it divided the fans those of us who enjoyed it REALLY enjoyed it.

      • Guy Lambert

        Shame it helped lose the show 1.5m viewers last year, but hey ho!

        • Jackhughes58

          That’s objectively nonsense Guy, I thought you were supposed to be smart about TV

          The Girl Who Lived got half a million MORE people watching than the previous week. It managed to get the same ratings as the over-hyped premiere, with much less publicity

          Admittedly it couldn’t recover all the viewers who switched off after the previous 4 episodes, or those who never came back for Series 9.
          But that’s a lot to ask of one little episode.

          It still did a lot better than it’s surrounding episodes.

          • Guy Lambert

            I was kidding. But the ratings were rubbish

          • Jackhughes58

            We don’t joke about Mathieson in comments section

            But yeah, the ratings were pretty rubbish

            The funniest bit was pretend experts kept claiming that “Actually” everyone was watching it online now.
            Nope, even with iplayer they were still rubbish

            The 2nd funniest bit was when the BBC3 repeat of Under the Lake got such bad ratings that they replaced it with 2 year old repeats of Top Gear. Which got better ratings.

          • timmy

            You need to find some funnier things.

            Bye all

          • Charlieboy

            The final ratings for The Girl Who Lived was 6.11m. The third highest of the series. Sleep No More (definitely, the worst) was 5.61m. Less than 8m watched the Christmas Special! Pathetic!

          • TimeyWimey

            Yep.
            Pathetic for Doctor Who, but very good for most television shows.
            Every cloud and all that….

          • Charlieboy

            Its pathetic for DW! New showrunner, please!

  • Dr. Moo

    Oh hell yes! He was the true breakout star of series eight and delivered the goods again in series nine. I hope they keep bringing him back for years. As Who writers go he’s one of the very best.

  • russell

    FLATLINE, is my favourite Peter Capaldi episode to date. And to my understanding, the episode which contains most of Jamie’s own ideas – of the three he has so far been involved with; rather than fulfilling a brief. If his series 10 instalment contains more of his own VOICE – the quirky freshness which made Flatline so watchable – then we could be in for something very special. This time, Peter should be more central…and it is clear, that Matt will be involved also. Jamie Mathieson is a true find.