Doctor Who Spinoff Is Called One Of The Greatest Things In Showrunner’s Life, Details Emerge

Russell T. Davies is calling a new episode of one of the Doctor Who spin-offs “one of the greatest things” he’s ever made. 

By Melissa Murphy | Published

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When Doctor Who was released in 2005, it quickly garnered a cult following. Luckily for long-time fans, a recent announcement confirmed that the series would be launching into a Star Wars or Marvel-style universe with multiple spin-offs in the works. Now, according to Deadline, showrunner Russell T. Davies is calling a new episode “one of the greatest things” he’s ever made. 

Doctor Who is set to enter a new era with a few new spin-offs confirmed to be in the works. While much about what these spin-offs could look like has been kept secret, fans are excited nonetheless. So far, one spin-off has already been confirmed to follow the organization UNIT, which specializes in military research. 

Because of the UNIT connection, fans can expect to see Jemma Redgrave taking the forefront of the series. Jemma Redgrave played Kate Stewart for 10 episodes of Doctor Who. Kate Stewart serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at UNIT, with the new spin-off likely to follow her life running the organization. 

While a Doctor Who spin-off would be exciting enough, Russel T. Davies’ recent comments only serve to build anticipation further. With a career that spans over four decades, he has built up an impressive list of successes over the years. In addition to serving as showrunner for the current Doctor Who series, he has also worked on hits like Cucumber and the spin-off Torchwood. 

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Ncuti Gatwa is set to play the next Doctor Who.

With so many hits shows already under his belt, fans cannot wait to see the episode he described as his best yet. Fans have been expecting the potential for spin-offs of the world-renowned series. Russel T. Davies has been open in the past about his desire to explore the universe more and spin-off series are just the way to do that. 

Now, with a recent deal striking between Davies and Disney+, he can make the Doctor Who universe bigger than ever before. In a recent interview, he explained how is looking to greatly explore and expand into the “Whoniverse.” Loyal fans of the series could not be happier with the development and are anxiously awaiting further news on what is coming next. 

Doctor Who fans have been looking forward to the show’s 14th installment since the last season aired back in 2021. Unfortunately, fans will likely have to wait until 2024 for season 14 to be released, with filming just beginning earlier this year. In the meantime, fans can look forward to a few specials coming just in time for the show’s 60th anniversary. 

All three specials are set to air internationally on Disney+ this November. With Russel T. Davies as the showrunner and Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button set to each direct their own installment. Fans can expect to see Ncuti Gatwa making his debut appearance as the show’s 15th Doctor. 

Ncuti Gatwa is set to be the series’ first black actor to take on the lead role. Fans cannot wait to see what is in store for the future of the Doctor Who universe. For now, they can anxiously await seeing Ncuti Gatwa taking on the role this fall.