Mark Gatiss has shot down the rumours that he’s written a sequel to ‘Sleep No More’ for the new season of Doctor Who.
A found footage-style story, guest starring his League of Gentlemen co-star Reece Shearsmith, last year’s ‘Sleep No More’ episode was praised for its inventiveness but overall received a disappointing reaction from critics and fans.
Gatiss commented earlier this year: “Steven [Moffat]’s asked me if I’ll write a sequel [to ‘Sleep No More’] – I’ll see if I can do that. 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.”
After a fake episode list for Season 10 appeared online this week claiming that Episode 8 was written by “Mark Gattis” and was titled ‘The Sandmen Return’, the Sherlock writer responded on Twitter: “No they don’t. And they’d probably spell my name correctly!”
While it has been confirmed that Gatiss will be returning in Season 10 with his ninth Doctor Who episode, it is unknown at what point in the season it will appear and what the story will be about.
Gatiss previously teased: “We’ve not even explored the whole of Britain, never mind the universe, and if you imagine doing a story in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Edinburgh, or India – things like that, I think, can make each episode very distinctive, so I’d love to do more like that, I suppose, and just keep reinventing.”
Take a look at our list of Gatiss’s best Doctor Who stories, ranked from worst to best.
Steven Moffat’s final season of Doctor Who has been filming in Cardiff since June and will begin airing on BBC One in April 2017.
Doctor Who returns later this month with ‘The Return Of Doctor Mysterio’ at 5.45pm on Christmas Day on BBC One.
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