Now, we present the latest case of “getting way ahead of ourselves,” as we’re about to talk about the eleventh season of “Doctor Who” before the tenth even airs … and we’re also well aware of the fact that the eleventh season is not even supposed to premiere until we roll around to 2017, aside from an upcoming Christmas Special.
The reason for this report today is an interesting story via the Radio Times suggesting that the BBC series is considering a writers room format for the 11th season with Chris Chibnall at the helm. It’s a way to make things a little more collaborative, and to also frame out a season in a way where everyone is present. Writers are still assigned different episodes, but there is a greater amount of co-writing and teamwork than we tend to see here.
Personally, we’re actually opposed to the concept here, given that a part of what makes “Doctor Who” interesting and special is getting so many singular voices and perspectives. Also, we think that this also helps to secure a high pedigree of writers, where people like a Mark Gatiss can come in and do an episode without having to worry about the demands of being around in a room for the full season.
In a statement, a rep for the aforementioned network does insist that nothing is set in stone just yet (which is pretty clear given how far we are still from this season airing):
“It’s still very early days and no fixed model has been decided upon yet. Chris Chibnall as the new showrunner will write his own episodes and is currently exploring different ways of working with new and established writers on the show. “
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