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Segun Akinola announced as the new composer for Series 11

Series 11 is bringing lots of change with it, including the departure of the show’s composer since 2005. But while we bid a sad farewell to Murray Gold, we are also excited to welcome the new composer. But who is it?

The BBC have announced that Series 11 will be composed by Segun Akinola.

A rising star among British composers, Akinola’s has worked on a number of documentaries and short films, including BBC Two’s Black and British: A Forgotten History and Shola Amoo’s debut feature film A Moving Image.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said:

“Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola! We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure. From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor.”

As part of his duties, Akinola will create a ‘fresh take’ on the iconic theme tune, which will no doubt have a very different feel with a new composer bringing his style to the arrangement.

Segun Akinola said about joining the show:

“Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”

You can learn more about Akinola in the video below.

We are excited to welcome Segun Akinola to the Whoniverse and can’t wait to hear his scores when the show returns for Series 11.