The BBC has hired one of the scriptwriters from Buffy The Vampire Slayer to work on a new version of Doctor Who.
David Fury will work as an adviser on a new series of the classic sci-fi show.
It’s thought Buffy star Anthony Stewart Head, who plays Giles, is in the running to play the latest version of the Doctor.
According to the Daily Express, the BBC is planning a new series of Doctor Who to be shown next year, to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary.
Fury said: “They want to do what we do on Buffy, produce 22 episodes a year and sell them internationally.
“I’m helping to take Doctor Who into a new universe.”
As much as I disliked the many changes that were made when FOX did their DW tele-movie a few years ago (currently in repeats on the Sci-Fi channel), I really had hoped it would be good enough to catch the public’s interest and lead to a new American series. Alas it was not to be. There have been rumors of a revival for years now, so I’m not holding my breath, but I am interested in seeing what they manage to put together.