Doctor Who series 12 to feature new writers and directors

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A host of new writers and directors have been announced as joining the Dr Who team for series 12.

With the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, and her friends well on their way to landing back on our screens, the next series is set to welcome an exciting host of new directors and both new and returning writers, the Beeb said.

New writers

Three new writers have jumped on board the TARDIS for series 12: Nina Metivier, Maxine Alderton and Charlene James.

New directors

Also making their debut in 2020 and joining ‘the fam’, are four new directors ready to travel through space and time: Nida Manzoor, Emma Sullivan, Jamie Magnus Stone and Lee Haven Jones.

In addition, three writers return from series 11: Vinay Patel (Demons Of The Punjab), Ed Hime (It Takes You Away), and Pete McTighe (Kerblam!)

“We’re thrilled that Doctor Who continues to attract some of the most the most exciting and dynamic talent working in television”, said Chris Chibnall, showrunner.

“Along with our returning faces, we’re excited to welcome new members to the Doctor Who family.

“The Doctor Who team is crammed with British television’s brightest writers and directors: We’ve adored working with them, and can’t wait to show you the explosive stuff they’ve created!”

Whittaker cast also confirmed

Jodie Whittaker returns as the Thirteenth Doctor in early 2020 when Doctor Who makes an explosive return to screens for another action-packed series of thrilling adventures.

Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole will all be reprising their roles alongside an exciting host of soon to be announced guest artists.