DOCTOR WHO Showrunner Confirms Discussions with Peter Jackson

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that he's had discussions with director Peter Jackson about helming an episode of the epic sci-fi series. Jackson has expressed interest in directing an episode, and Moffat likes the idea of having him come in to direct one, so it's good to see the the two parties are communicating with each other! 

In an interview with SFX, Moffat confirmed the possibility that Jackson could end up directing an episode.

“I think it will happen at some point. He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit. I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. I mean, he can do what the hell he likes – he owns New Zealand!”

Moffat then said that the director had accepted that there was “no money” in it and explained,

“He’s a nice guy, he quite often drops me a line after a show goes out. He’s into it – it’s just ‘Can you make it work?’”

Jackson said he would be willing to take one of the Doctor's arch-nemeses as payment to direct the episode, and Moffat said,

“We give him a Dalek and then he’ll direct an episode. That’s what he wants.”

So there you have it! One day Peter Jackson will direct a Doctor Who episode, and all it'll take is giving him a Dalek. The day that episode airs is going to be amazing! 

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