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‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Hints at Possible Spin-offs

Doctor Who spin-offs could be in the works.  The news comes from showrunner Russell T. Davies who talked about the possibility in a recent interview with GQ.  You can see what Davies said in the interview below:

So I thought — with no criticism whatsoever towards the people who were running it at the time, because they were running it within the BBC’s measures — it was time for the next stage for Doctor Who. I thought the streaming platforms are ready, the spin-offs are ready; I always believed in spin-offs when I was there. I did Torchwood as a spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures as a spin-off. Those spin-offs declined when I left, and I can see why. And I very much left after 2008, when the money became scarce, I think that’s fair enough for the public service broadcaster that the money is spent on other things.

But now, it wasn’t my idea, it was the BBC’s notion to go for a streamer [Disney+] to invest in the show worldwide, which I completely agree with. We’re not on the budget level with Star Wars and the Marvel shows—

Last October, it was announced that the BBC and Disney Branded Television – two giants of entertainment – have come together to transform Doctor Who into a global franchise for UK audiences and the rest of the world.

Under a shared creative vision, they will deliver this quintessentially British show to future generations on an unprecedented scale with Disney+ as the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland.

The three-part Doctor Who 60th anniversary special will air in November 2023, followed by the debut of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor in 2024. Doctor Who Season 14 will be the first new season of Doctor Who, following the anniversary specials.

Previously announced cast includes Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney,  Neil Patrick Harris, Jacqueline King, Karl Collins and Ruth Madeley.

Recently announced cast includes Jemma Redgrave and Anuerin Barnard. Jemma Redgrave will return as Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, as will UNIT, the organization that seeks to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats.  Aneurin Barnard joins the series as Roger ap Gwilliam.  Anita Dobson  (EastEnders) and Michelle Greenidge  (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) have also boarded the cast.

You can watch the teaser trailer below for the anniversary specials below:

Source: GQ via Comicbook.com

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