Thus far, we only know of one writer for the currently-filming Doctor Who series 11, and that’s the new boss, Chris Chibnall (who we’d assume is taking on three or four of the ten episodes). Other than that, the identity of the series’ collection of scribes remains under wraps.
What we do know, though, is the Doctor Who regulars who have confirmed they’re not coming back for the new run. Whilst none of them have ruled out returning to the show in the future, they’ve not written scripts for series 11.
Mark Gatiss, who’s deep in planning for his Dracula TV series that he’s working on with Steven Moffat, is one. Meanwhile, Sarah Dollard – who has penned Face The Raven and Thin Ice – has also confirmed she’s not one of the writers on the new series.
The latest to confirm they’re not back too is Jamie Mathieson, who’s written four Who screen stories to date (Oxygen being the last so far). He had some ideas for stories that he put forward to Chris Chibnall, but on this occasion, it wasn’t to be.
Here’s his Tweet where he confirms the news…
To pre-empt me no doubt blabbing it over the w/e at #gally1: I am not writing for the next series of Doctor Who.
Did meet with Mr Chibnall, lovely man, pitched a few ideas but it didn’t pan out. Got flavour of what he has planned – Who is in good hands.
— Jamie Mathieson (@Jamti) February 16, 2018
When we find out who is writing for the show, we’ll let you know!