News - November 14, 2019

New writing and directing team unveiled for Doctor Who's 12th season
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New writing and directing team unveiled for Doctor Who's 12th season

Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall has confirmed a host of new writers for the 12th season of the show. 

The series, which is due to return in 2020, will feature Jodie Whittaker's second full-run as The Doctor. 

A slew of new writers have been brought it for this new run. 

Among them are Nina Metivier, writer of BBC series The A List, A Discovery Of Witches writer Charlene James and Emmerdale writer Maxine Alderton. 

Murdered By My Father scribe Vinay Patel, Skins writer Ed Hime and Wentworth's Pete McTighe, who all worked on season 11, are back with new episodes.

As well as this, four new directors have worked on the season, they are Nida Manzoor, Emma Sullivan, Jamie Magnus Stone and Lee Haven Jones.

Chibnall said of the new writers and directors: “Along with our returning faces, we’re excited to welcome new members to the Doctor Who family. The Doctor Who team is crammed with British television’s brightest writers and directors: we’ve adored working with them, and can’t wait to show you the explosive stuff they’ve created.”

Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will return to star alongside Whittaker, while Bodyguard star Anjli Mohindra and Neil Stuke will also have roles in the new run.

To check out Whittaker's debut season in the role as well as the rest of the show's back catalogue, click here. 

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