Loki’s Kate Herron, and writing partner Briony Redman, will chart the new Doctor’s adventures in an episode next year
The new series of Doctor Who will feature an episode co-written by writing duo Kate Herron and Briony Redman, which will air once Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor. Although it’s been known for some time that returning showrunner Russell T Davies hasn’t written every episode, this is the first time other writers have actually been named.
Both writers have made their mark as creatives. Herron is the Executive Producer and director of the entirety of the popular Marvel Studios series Loki, as well as directing on the critically acclaimed series Sex Education, where she worked with Gatwa.
Briony is an actor, comedian and 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, which screened across film festivals internationally.
However, despite the separate achievements, this isn’t the first time the pair have collaborated. Their previous work together including their comic, The Storkening, as well as TV and film projects including the sci-fi Miss Universe and the acclaimed short film Smear.
Now they have now teamed up once more to take viewers on an unforgettable adventure in the new series of Doctor Who.
“A wonderful script which created unique challenges for cast and crew alike”
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 said: “As a big fan of Doctor Who and Russell T Davies, it’s been a dream to write on this show.”
Doctor Who 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.”
We still don’t know which of next year’s eight episodes the team have written. We do know there’s a 1960 set story, as well as a Regency era one, and one featuring the return of Mel Bush. But we’ll have to wait and see whether Herron and Redman have written any of these, or something else entirely.