Last week Hobbit director Peter Jackson sent a large swath of the internet into fits of pleasure when Doctor Who actors Matt Smith tossed out one of the best ideas ever and suggested that Doctor Who should film an episode in New Zealand, and that Jackson should direct. Jackson then threw a giant container of fuel on the fire by saying he was a huge fan of the show and that all they had to do way “name a time and place.” Now a Who producer has joined the mutual-appreciation back-patting, suggesting that maybe — just maybe — this bit of awesome will really come to fruition.
Screenwriter Neil Cross, who created Luther and who is writing an ep of Who later this season, is friends with Who exec producer Caroline Skinner, so Cross nudged Cross and suggested that he should comment about the Jackson rumors. And sure enough, Skinner contacted the Waikato Times, which originally broke the story and said:
It is beyond wonderful that Peter is a fan of the show and it’s beyond flattering that he’d even think about it. I’m absolutely sure that we couldn’t afford him but, you know, we can always negotiate. His enthusiasm is just fantastic of course.