‘Doctor Who’ EPs on Casting a Female Doctor, Why They’re Doing Standalone Episodes, and More

Collider | 10/6/2018 | Christina Radish
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It is an all-new and very exciting era of Doctor Who, with new showrunner Chris Chibnall, the groundbreaking debut of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, a new team (made up of Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh), new monsters (some of which are sure to give you nightmares) and new adventures traveling through space and time. Packed full of action, humor and emotion, it is the perfect time to tune in, whether you’re a new or long-time fan, and whether you’ve seen every episode, only a handful, or you’re checking it out for the first time.

During this phone interview with Collider, executive producers Chris Chibnall (who wrote the first episode back, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”) and Matt Strevens talked about the challenges unique to making a series as epic as Doctor Who, the fun of getting to create new monsters, why they chose to do stand-alone episodes this season, finding the look for this Doctor, the point they decided they wanted a female Doctor, and the cool factor of getting to make Doctor Who when you’re a life-long fan. And don’t worry, keeping with the highly secretive Doctor Who tradition, no spoilers were revealed or discussed.

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Collider: I very much enjoyed the premiere episode and getting to meet Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor!

MATT STREVENS: Oh, I really appreciate that. Thank you!

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You guys are both responsible for quite a bit of great TV in the UK. What are the challenges that are unique to making Doctor Who?

STREVENS: For this particular version of the show, it’s been so wonderful, the way that Steven [Moffat] and Peter [Capaldi] had presented their iteration of the show. It was so distinctive and created such a clear world. Then, when we came in, one of the things we wanted to do was make sure it was...
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