The first writer for the new season of Doctor Who has been revealed.
Mark Gatiss will return with his ninth episode in 2017. It will be his third story for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
The Sherlock co-creator confirmed the news in an interview with WhoSFX.
Discussing his first Doctor Who episode, 2005’s ‘The Unquiet Dead’, Gatiss said: “It seems so natural now (as I write my ninth episode – ten if you count the un-produced one!) but the forty five minute format took some getting used to.”
He revealed last year that Steven Moffat has asked him to write a sequel to 2015’s ‘Sleep No More’: “If I can think of one, I would certainly like to do it, because I think the idea is good and the monsters are great.”
Showrunner Steven Moffat will pen four of the 12 episodes in Season 10.
Season 10 will begin filming in July, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill. This year’s Christmas special begins filming later this month.
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