Russell T Davies revived “Doctor Who
” in 2005 and helped make the decades-long sci-fi franchise a phenomenon again. He departed the show in 2010 after four seasons and a few specials spanning the ninth (Christopher Eccleston
) and 10th (David Tennant
) Doctors’ tenures. But now he’s coming back to the show full-time following Chris Chibnall
, who’s stepping down from the show after its upcoming 13th season and three subsequent specials to air in 2022. But what can we expect from Davies’s return to the show? Well, I have a few suggestions.
1. Keep diversity at the forefront
The time-traveling Time Lord at the heart of the show changes form to accommodate new actors, showrunners, and storylines, but it took more than five decades for the Doctor to be anything other than a white man. Jodie Whittaker
broke that glass ceiling when she assumed the role in 2018. But Whittaker is leaving the show