Matt Strevens, who joined Doctor Who as an executive producer for the show’s upcoming 11th series, has stressed that there will be LGBTQ+ characters in the new run of the BBC’s flagship sci-fi spectacular.
Speaking to Digital Spy in Cardiff last month, Strevens praised the show’s progressive levels representation, which has been a part of Doctor Who‘s DNA since Russell T Davies brought the series back to our screens in 2005:
“Since the show came back in 2005, I think Doctor Who has been amazing at blurring the edges of sexuality and being quite gender fluid about the characters and relationships.”
Strevens made it clear that, under the stewardship of new showrunner Chris Chibnall, there will continue to be LGBTQ+ representation in the show. He even stressed that these character’s sexualities will not be made an issue of “in any way”.
“There will be characters from across the spectrum,” Strevens stated, without going so far as to reveal which characters he is referring to or where exactly they fall on the vast spectrums of sexuality and gender.
This continued commitment to LGBTQ+ representation provides another reason to look forward to the Doctor Who series 11 premiere on October 7th.
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