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Joining Chris Chibnall among Doctor Who series 11’s executive producers is Misfits alum Matt Strevens…
Chris Chibnall will not be the lone executive producer of Doctor Who when Steven Moffat departs as showrunner after the 2017 Christmas special. The BBC has just announced on Twitter that Matt Strevens will be joining Chibnall at the helm of Doctor Who series 11.
Here’s the Tweet (which, for unknown reasons, has since been deleted)…
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 13, 2016
Matt Strevens began his TV career by script editing for EastEnders back in 2004. He then became a producer for The Bill, overseeing 28 episodes of the iconic police series before moving on to the restaurant drama Raw in 2010.
After Raw came 8 episodes of the teen show Skins, followed by 16 instalments of Channel 4’s unruly-youngsters-with-superpowers spectacular Misfits.
Next, Strevens produced An Adventure In Space And Time, the wonderful TV movie about Doctor Who‘s origins that tied into the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Since then, he’s worked on the legal drama Silk, London-set series Capital and Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 show Cucumber.
Strevens said this to GamesRadar around the time of An Adventure In Space And Time…
“I grew up watching [Doctor Who]. My Doctor was Tom Baker and then Peter Davison. I’m a huge Peter Davison fan. I remember the 20th anniversary being The Five Doctors and Richard Hurndall playing the part of the original. And I’m a fan of the reboot as well. I really love what Russell and now Steven have done with it.”
Right this second, Mr Strevens is replying to congratulatory messages on his Twitter page. It’s official, then, even though the BBC did delete their official announcement.
We look forward to seeing what Strevens and Chibnall do with the show. And we’ll bring you more Doctor Who news as we hear it.