Doctor Who | Loki and Sex Education’s Kate Herron and Briony Redman join new series as writers

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Russell T Davies’ writing team continues to get fleshed out, as the Loki director and Pont Brec writer have joined forces for a new episode in the show’s 15th season.

The 15th season of Doctor Who continues to take shape, as the BBC have just announced the addition of another pair of writers to Ncuti Gatwa’s debut as the titular Time Lord.

Kate Herron is probably best-known as the executive producer and director of Marvel’s Loki’s first season, and has previously worked with Gatwa as a director on his breakout Netflix series, Sex Education.

Referencing her stint in Loki’s timey-wimey chair, Kate Herron said: “Clearly I can’t get enough of time travel. It is an absolute honour to write for Russell and Ncuti. We had so much fun and can’t wait for you all to see it.”

Briony Redman is a BAFTA Rocliffe-winning writer, whose work includes the Welsh crime-comedy Pont Brec with Damian Evans, and the award-winning short film Forget-Me-Not

Redman added: “As a big fan of Doctor Who and Russell T Davies, it’s been a dream to write on this show.”

The pair have worked together on several projects in the past, including their comic, The Storkening, as well as TV and the acclaimed short film Smear.

Showrunner Russell T Davies said: “This is when I absolutely love my job. Working with the stellar talents of Kate and Briony makes my whole world bigger and brighter, and a lot more fun. I was a huge fan of Loki and reached out to Kate to say so – she then introduced me to Briony, and it was all systems go!  They’ve written a wonderful script which created unique challenges for cast and crew alike.  The end result is gorgeous and thrilling and scary, and not like any other episode of Doctor Who.”

Doctor Who returns in November with three special, David Tennant-starring episodes to coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will appear over the festive period.

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