Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, American Gods and oodles more, has officially voiced his desire to return to writing duties on a future season of Doctor Who.
Gaiman, whose slate is increasingly busy, with new and continuing adaptations of American Gods, Good Omens and Lucifer hitting our screens soon, was interviewed by Digital Spy about the matter.
“If you examine my DNA and you go in deep enough, with a good enough microscope, you’re gonna see a TARDIS, with a little light blinking on the top!” he said.
“So the idea of writing for Jodie, or for her successor, whoever she / he / they happen to be, is… yeah, it’s Doctor Who! You can’t say no.”
The novelist originally penned two episodes for Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, the Hugo award-winning The Doctor’s Wife and the revised Cybermen’s introduction, Nightmare in Silver. He also wrote the short story, Nothing O’Clock, as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Though it’s been five years since Gaiman wrote for the series, he was very close to scripting for Peter Capaldi’s now-departed incarnation.
“I was so frustrated over the last four years because I didn’t get to write for Peter Capaldi,” he said. “I even had a planned episode and did not get to do it, because I’ve been making Good Omens and that’s been my life.”
Doctor Who is expected to return in October. Good Omens will debut on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, followed by a BBC Two broadcast.