Digital Spy reports that the award winning writer, who also penned The Claim, Hilary and Jackie and The Railway Man, as well as Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, has signed on to join Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Steve Thompson, Phil Ford, Gareth Roberts, Peter Harness, and Jamie Mathieson.
It will be the first Doctor Who script for Boyce, who brings a great deal of cinematic pedigree and prestige to Series 8.
He told the Liverpool Echo “It’s like joining a family. It’s a great thing to be involved with. I grew up loving Doctor Who, and my teenage son was a big fan of it too. It’s a pleasure to write it and I’m looking forward to seeing Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. I’m hoping there’s a bit of Malcolm Tucker in there too.”