Writer Neil Gaiman confirmed yesterday in a special message sent to the SFX Weekender that he’s written a story, originally titled The House of Nothing, for Doctor Who’s sixth series which is rumoured to feature Matt Smith. Its been rumoured since 2008 that Neil Gaiman would be contributing a story to an upcoming series of Doctor Who which was denied by Neil various times until yesterday at the SFX Weekender.
Neil confirmed in his acceptance message that his story will not be part of Doctor Who’s upcoming series but instead will be one of the earlier stories during Matt Smith’s second series. The extract from Neil’s acceptance message, read out after he was awarded Best Comic at the SFX Awards, regarding his contribution to Doctor Who can be read below.
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.
The Eleventh Doctor makes his official debut sometime during the Spring, rumoured to either be late March or early April, in The Eleventh Hour which will be broadcast on BBC One and simultaneously on BBC HD. Doctor Who Hideout will keep readers informed regarding this series, featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, as information is revealed before the series transmits.