It sucked when Caro Skinner abruptly left Doctor Who earlier this year. She has a real passion for the program and it’s a bummer when people leave on terms that may have been less than satisfactory. But it’s a brand new day for Doctor Who, and leading them passed the 50th Anniversary will be Brian Minchin. No stranger to the Who-niverse, Minchin has previously worked on The Sarah Jane Adventures, the UK sections of Torchwood: Miracle Day and Torchwood: Children of Earth. Currently, he’s working on The Game, a Cold War spy thriller from Toby Whithouse for BBC One, and Russell T Davies’ Wizards Vs Aliens for CBBC. Previously Minchin’s worked as Executive Producer on Dirk Gently and Being Human.
Minchin will work alongside showrunner Steven Moffat, hopefully in a smoother collaboration than Skinner and Moffat. In the press release Minchin spoke of his excitement,
I’m thrilled and excited to be joining Steven Moffat on a show that has meant so much to me over the years. I’ve watched in awe as Steven has taken Doctor Who to wild and imaginative places and I can’t wait to get started on many more adventures with the Doctor.
With Moffat adding,
When I first took over Doctor Who, Brian was there as script editor, and in the most difficult time of a new Doctor and a new era, was completely brilliant. We lost him to producing The Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of our first run. Rising talent keeps rising, is how I comforted myself back then – but now I am beyond happy that Brian has risen all the way back to Doctor Who, in his new role of Executive Producer. I look forward to getting hopelessly lost in space and time with him.
Sounds like everyone’s quite pleased with the new addition. There’s not telling how much things will change with a new EP, but here’s hoping the transition is as smooth as can be and doesn’t interfere with more awesome Who.
Source: Doctor Who TV