The RTS Award-winning Russell T Davies will take the helm of the TARDIS once more, taking over from Chris Chibnall as showrunner of Doctor Who next year.
Davies will return in time for the 60th Anniversary of the sci-fi series in 2023, and continue writing for series beyond.
From his relaunch of the show in 2005 to his departure in 2009, Davies is widely credited with turning the British drama into a global icon.
Davies said: “I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm - I’m still a viewer for now.”
Chibnall himself commented: “It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him.
“Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales - and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world - have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead.”