first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Russell T. Davies knows something you don’t know.The former Doctor Who showrunner on Sunday said he’s been let in on the secret casting of the Thirteenth Doctor.During the weekend’s British LGBT Awards, Davies told Andy West that “I do know who it is,” but refused to share any further details.“Every time you pass any sort of comment on Doctor Who, they go mad,” he said of the production team. “They … phoned me up [and said], ‘Will you stop talking about it in public, Russell.’”With only three episodes left in season 10, time is running out for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. Filming should begin soon on the Christmas special, and the next incarnation of the Time Lord will need to be on hand. Probably.Boss Steven Moffat has teased a “different” regeneration this time—perhaps the writer/producer’s way of going out with a bang as he ends his Who tenure this year.“You all know that the mighty Peter Capaldi will be bowing out, but we’re gonna do it slightly differently this time,” he told BBC Radio Four’s Front Row.Working with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall, Moffat said that “we are playing it [the Doctor’s regeneration] slightly differently this time.”“I think we’ve got a good idea,” he boasted.The departing chief, however, remains mum about exactly who that idea involves; there is no word on when—or, controversially, if—the Thirteenth Doctor will be announced before the big reveal in December.Davies was instrumental in reviving the classic BBC series in 2005; he wrote eight scripts for the first season and oversaw production for four years—before handing the reigns to Moffat.But that doesn’t mean he gets a say in who plays the Doctor or what direction the show takes.“It’s like me asking you about the job you did five years ago,” he told West. “It’d be odd if I did” have any influence.Davies obviously still holds some power among the team, hinting that the title role has been cast, and he’s been informed of the decision. Stay on targetlast_img read more