Acclaimed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is no stranger to the world of Doctor Who. His previous stories, The Doctor’s Wife and Nightmare in Silver during the 11th Doctor’s era, were generally well received by critics and fans and there has been a long held desire for Gaiman to return to writing for Doctor Who and apply his signature fantasy flair once again.
It has been 5 long years now since Gaiman’s last contribution in 2013, but the author has himself come forward to clarify his stance on the awaited return. In an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Gaiman noted on Doctor Who’s influence in his work and the potential to write for Jodie Whittaker’s debut series:
“If you examine my DNA and you go in deep enough, with a good enough microscope, you’re gonna see a TARDIS, with a little light blinking on the top!
“I was so frustrated over the last four years because I didn’t get to write for Peter Capaldi. I even had a planned episode and did not get to do it, because I’ve been making Good Omens and that’s been my life.
“So the idea of writing for Jodie, or for her successor, whoever she / he / they happen to be, is… yeah, it’s Doctor Who! You can’t say no.”
Whilst the writing team for Series 11 is reportedly going to consist of entirely new authors to the Doctor Who canon, the door is certainly open for Gaiman to make his return in the near future, with the only barrier being his own time commitments with Good Omens.
Source: Digital Spy