BBC Considering New Approach For Writing ‘Doctor Who’ Series

One of the ideas that Chibnall is said to be exploring is a US style writers room in which a group of writers sit in with the executive producer and hash out the season arc.

The BBC has revealed that it is looking at possible new ways to approach writing a season of ‘Doctor Who’.

Chris Chinball, who will take over as ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner from Steven Moffat is reportedly looking at some possible new approaches to the writing of the popular science fiction series.

One of the ideas that Chibnall is said to be exploring is a US style writers room in which a group of writers sit in with the executive producer and hash out the season arc. Under the current system here in the UK the lead writer and executive producer will come up with story ideas and concepts and assign them to different writers.

A BBC spokesperson told the Radio Times: “It’s still very early days and no fixed model has been decided upon yet.

“Chris Chibnall as the new showrunner will write his own episodes and is currently exploring different ways of working with new and established writers on the show.”

BBC have already met with Union Officials in order to try and hash out a workable plan to allow a little more flexibility in how they approach television writing.

“If it’s what the BBC wants and it’s what the writers want it then it’s fine by us,” former Writers’ Guild of Great Britain general secretary Bernie Corbett said.

There’s still a way to go before such a change would come into effect on ‘Doctor Who.’

Steven Moffat is currently plotting series 10 to air in 2017 – marking his swansong as ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner.

Moffat is responsible for introducing new companion Pearl Mackie, before handing over the franchise to Chris Chibnall.

 

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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