Following the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who, Penguin Random House Children’s UK has now announced that it’s snapped up world publishing rights across all languages for Doctor Who series 11.
This will cover non-fiction, fiction, novelty, activity, audio and the Doctor Who annual. Furthermore, Penguin Random House has promised “a combination of titles that introduce the show and the Doctor to a new audience as well as more in-depth books for die-hard fans”.
It’s not just going to cover series 11 either. The formal press announcement confirms that this is “a two series publishing deal”
Francesca Dow, managing director of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, also added: ““What an exciting time to be renewing our partnership with BBC Worldwide as Doctor Who moves into a new era with its first female Doctor. Doctor Who stands for transformational magical storytelling and we can’t wait to take the new Doctor on new adventures in our books as we continue to expand the Doctor Who universe. We’ll be publishing for brand new fans meeting the Doctor for the very first time, as well as the existing fans who already know and love the show as much as we do”.
The first fruits of the deal are expected on sale next year.