It was late last year when rumours first started that Murray Gold, the composer of Doctor Who’s music since the show’s return in 2005, was leaving the show. Those rumours were subsequently confirmed, but what we didn’t know was the identity of his replacement.
But now we do.
Segun Akinola has been revealed as the new composer on Doctor Who, and one of his duties will be a new take on the show’s theme tune.
Akinola was part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit program back in 2017, and in the words of Who boss Chris Chibnall, “Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola! We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure. From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor”.
Akinola added that “Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”
Doctor Who series 11 begins in October.