It looks like one of our favorite writers is going to be lending his considerable talents to Doctor Who in the future.
British Science Fiction magazine SFX has confirmed that Neil Gaiman is writing an episode for the second Matt Smith season of the long-running scifi television series.
Gaiman, who also confirmed the news on his personal blog, sent a message to the magazine after winning the award for Best Comic at their SFX Awards (for Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader).
“As anyone who’s read my blog knows, I’m a big fan of a certain long-running British SF TV series. One that started watching — from behind the sofa — when I was three. And while I know it’s cruel to make you wait for things, in about 14 months from now, which is to say, NOT in the upcoming season but early in the one after that, it’s quite possible that I might have written an episode. And if I had, it would originally have been called “The House of Nothing”. But it definitely isn’t called that any more.
Countdown. You’ve got about 14 months.”
Geeks of Doom’s own Empress Eve and Dave3 are huge Neil Gaiman fans so I know they’ll be watching, but 14 months is long time. Doctor Who fans have a lot to look forward to next season.