Russell T Davies would love Edgar Wright to direct Doctor Who

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has a lot going on right now. He’s rebooting one of the biggest shows in the sci-fi world for the second time, he’s about to embark on an expanded universe for the show which it seems will involve spin-offs sometime soon, and he’s also finding time to do interviews and promote his new drama Nolly.

But with such exciting times for Davies and fans of Doctor Who, why not keep dreaming of more exciting things, eh?

And it appears Davies would be happy for one big-name director to step up to helm an episode of Doctor Who – and he’ll certainly answer the phone should he get the call. The director in question is Edgar Wright – the man behind Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver and Last Night in Soho to name but a few.

Asked about the rumours online that Wright may be involved in the new series of Doctor Who in an interview for GQ magazine, Davies said he wasn’t aware of such speculation.

“Oh, no. Was there speculation?” replied Davies to being told that fans had read meaning into a cryptic Instagram post from Wright.

But the Doctor Who showrunner was certainly not adverse to the idea should Edgar Wright be interested.

He added: “Yes please! No, we wouldn’t have kept that secret, would we? If he’s reading GQ please get him to do it. I love him.”

Edgar, the ball’s in your court!

Doctor Who will return to television in November 2023 with three special episodes starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor. He will be accompanied by a returning Catherine Tate who reprises her role as Donna Noble as well as others including Yasmin Finney as Rose and an unnamed character played by Neil Patrick Harris, best known for his role in American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

The three specials will be followed by the first episode starring Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor and he will be joined by his companion Ruby Sunday, played by the former Corrie star Millie Gibson. This episode will air in the UK and across the globe on Disney+ around the festive period of 2023 and is expected to be followed by the rest of Doctor Who season 14 in 2024.