Rumour: Doctor Who Confidential Successor Show To Air From 2023
Via The Mirror:
A new behind-the-scenes Doctor Who spin-off show will accompany the sci-fi series from 2023.
Returning showrunner Russell T. Davies has commissioned the series believed to be called Doctor Who: Unleashed which will begin in 2023 in conjunction with the 60th anniversary special which sees David Tennant reprise his role as the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his companion Donna Noble.
The programme will be fronted by BBC radio presenter and gaming reporter Steffan Powell.
The show will be in a similar format to Doctor Who Confidential – which launched in conjunction with the series when it was brought back in 2005 by Russell and which ran until 2012 – giving fans interviews with the cast and writer, as well as sneak peaks of filming and special effects wizardry.
The report adds:
A source said: “Doctor Who Confidential was hugely popular amongst fans when Christopher Eccleston brought the show back as the Ninth Doctor and that continued during David’s tenure in the TARDIS as the Tenth Doctor.
“Russell is aware that Doctor Who fans can never get enough content when it comes to the show and how it is made, with David and Catherine making a sensational return to the show, he thought the time was right to bring back a behind-the-scenes show which will document their comebacks and show how the special was made.”
The plan is for Doctor Who Confidential to continue to run in conjunction with the series when Russell’s first full season airs with Ncuti Gatwa joining as the Fourteenth Doctor.
This rumour seems highly likely. During recent filming, fans thought they saw documentarian Louis Theroux on set, and he has a resemblance to the proposed host of this show, Steffan Powell.