Baby Steps, Yay! Doctor Who Hires First Female Writer Since 2008
Pray her involvement be bigger on the inside than it seems on the outside.
Doctor Who‘s history is marked by a staggering gender imbalance. Out of the 91 writers who have lent their voice to the series over the years, a mere 4 have been women–but it seems the ninth season will see a slight improvement. From Gaiman’s mouth to Moffat’s ears, I guess?
According to The Nerdist, Catherine Tregenna will become the fifth-ever woman to write for the show (and the first in six years) when she pens an episode next season. There’s no doubt she’ll acquit herself well; in addition to her award-winning work as a playwright, Tregenna has also worked on Law & Order: UK, EastEnders, and Torchwood.
How do you hope a female perspective will influence the ninth season? Share your hopes and dreams in the comments below!
- Neil Gaiman is deeply unimpressed by the gender imbalance on Doctor Who
- Gaiman’s advice on fixing the gender disparity
- Moffat is pretty proud of that recent twist on Doctor Who