For those of you who are fans of author Neil Gaiman and Doctor Who, you'll be happy to know that Gaiman is currently writing a new episode for season 7! He wrote last season's Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Wife," and revealed the awesome news during his Hugo Award acceptance speech, in which he won the Best Dramatic Presentation Short Form award for that very episode. Here's what he said,
Only a fool or a mad man would try to do it again ... so I'm on the third draft.
He ended up giving io9 a few more details on when we might see the episode saying,
Apparently the new episode is slated for the second half of season seven, which means that it could air as soon as spring 2013. But Gaiman pointed out that “The Doctor’s Wife,” his Hugo-winning episode, was originally slated for season five and got bumped to season six for budgetary reasons. The same thing could easily happen to his new episode, he said — and it sounds like this is another super-expensive story to make.
Hopefully it happens sooner rather than later. I enjoy Gaiman's writing style, and I'm excited to see what he comes up with next in the Who universe!
Did you like "The Doctor's Wife"? What do you think about Gaiman coming back for more Doctor Who?