Bit late on this one but Neil Gaiman, multi-awarding-winning writer and author of the Sandman series is to write a Doctor Who episode...finally.
Over the years SFX, and its readers and their votes in the polls, have always been very kind to me. I thought I’d return the favour with what used to be called, in journalistic circles when I was a boy, a scoop.
As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching — from behind the sofa — when I was three. And while I know it’s cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now, which is to say, NOT in the upcoming season but early in the one after that, it’s quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called “The House of Nothing”. But it definitely isn’t called that any more.
Countdown. You’ve got about 14 months.
There had been many a rumour that he was writing one for S4 or S5 but apparently it is for S6.
So two bits of good news, one - I think he is a fantastic writer, natch and two - This means (attm) there is a confirmed sixth series!!