Doctor Who Series 11 announces directors and writers

Find out who is writing and directing Doctor Who Series 11

We weirdly don’t have an air date for Doctor Who Series 11 yet, but we do have a massive list of all the writers and directors that have been making it.

“We have a team of writers who’ve been working quietly and secretly for a long time now, crafting characters, worlds and stories to excite and move you,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall in a statement. “A set of directors who stood those scripts up on their feet, bringing those ideas, visuals and emotions into existence with bravura and fun.

“Hailing from a range of backgrounds, tastes and styles, here’s what unites them: they are awesome people as well as brilliant at their job. (It matters!) They love Doctor Who. And they’ve all worked above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to bring audiences something special, later this year.”

Announced directors for Series 11 include Sallie Aprahamian (Extremely DangerousThe Sins), Jamie Childs (the director behind Jodie Whitaker’s casting reveal), Jennifer Perrott (award-winning short film The Ravens), and Mark Tonderai (a director with a whole load of genre experience, including episodes of LuciferGothamBlack Lightning and Nightflyers, and House At The End Of The Street).

Confirmed writers include Malorie Blackman (the author of the Noughts And Crosses series), Ed Hime (Skins), Vinay Patel (Murdered By My Father), Pete McTighe (original writer of Australian prison drama Wentworth), and Joy Wilkinson (The Life And Adventures Of Nick Nickleby).

For more information about each of the writers and directors, read the full BBC press release.

Doctor Who Series 11 will star Jodie Whitaker as the Doctor, and Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill as her companions.

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