The upcoming series of Doctor Who is set to include an episode co-penned by the writing duo of Kate Herron and Briony Redman. This instalment will be broadcast once Ncuti Gatwa takes the reins of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor.
Both writers have left their mark in the creative realm. Kate served as the Executive Producer and director for the entirety of the popular Marvel Studios series Loki, and also directed episodes for the critically acclaimed series Sex Education.
Briony is a multifaceted talent, being an actor, comedian, and BAFTA Rocliffe award-winning writer. Her portfolio boasts the Welsh crime-comedy Pont Brec, which she co-wrote with Damian Evans, and the award-winning short film Forget-Me-Not, showcased in film festivals worldwide.
The duo have previously collaborated on various projects, including their comic, The Storkening, as well as ventures in TV and film such as the sci-fi project Miss Universe and the lauded short film Smear.
Now, they have reunited to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the upcoming series of Doctor Who.
Kate Herron says: “Clearly I can’t get enough of time travel. It is an absolute honour to write for Russell and Ncuti. We had so much fun and can’t wait for you all to see it.”
Briony Redman says: “As a big fan of Doctor Who and Russell T Davies, it’s been a dream to write on this show.”
Doctor Who Showrunner, Russell T Davies says: “This is when I absolutely love my job. Working with the stellar talents of Kate and Briony makes my whole world bigger and brighter, and a lot more fun. I was a huge fan of Loki and reached out to Kate to say so – she then introduced me to Briony, and it was all systems go! They’ve written a wonderful script which created unique challenges for cast and crew alike. The end result is gorgeous and thrilling and scary, and not like any other episode of Doctor Who.”
Doctor Who is set to make its return in November 2023 with three special episodes featuring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor, in celebration of the show’s 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s debut as the Fifteenth Doctor will follow, airing over the festive period.
For viewers in the UK and Ireland, Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC, while Disney+ will be the exclusive platform for new seasons of the show outside of the UK and Ireland.