Chibnall: Doctor Who Should Be the Most Inclusive Show on TV

Chris Chibnall has confirmed an “inclusive” line-up both on screen and off for Doctor Who Series 11.

“We have the first writers of colour to write on Doctor Who this year – and we have two female writers and three male writers in the guest writers’ slots,” Chibnall said in a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con.

Executive producer Matt Strevens added: “Chris and I, and the production team, wanted to make sure that we are as diverse behind the camera”.

Via Digital Spy: “The 10-part series will feature an equal female / male director split, according to Chibnall, while all of series 11’s editors, bar one, are also female.”

It was a big priority for us,” Strevens said, with Chibnall adding that Doctor Who is also working with a trainee scheme in Cardiff offering opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“We’re doing lots, but our plan across time is to do lots more. It should be the most inclusive show on television. The whole concept of Doctor Who is that anybody can go anywhere and do anything, and we want to reflect that on-screen and off.”