Paul McGann has revealed that production is under way on a sequel to Doctor Who fan favourite The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
The spoof film aired on the BBC red button after the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special last November and followed fifth, sixth and seventh Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as they attempted to score a role in the feature-length episode.
Eighth Doctor McGann had a cameo in the comedy short alongside a string of familiar faces from Whovian history including Steven Moffat, Russell T Davies, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman and Sean Pertwee.
Speaking at the Cambridge Union Society, the Withnail and I actor announced that work had already begun on a follow-up, although – tantalisingly – provided no details of plot, casting or timings.
The 54-year-old actor also told students that the show’s producers “missed a trick” by casting Peter Capaldi instead of a first female Time Lord. He named Tilda Swinton and Diana Quick as his favourite choices for the twelfth Doctor, asking the audience to imagine the skill they could bring to the portrayal of “one of the greatest characters ever written.”
McGann played the Doctor in a 1996 TV film and has reprised the role in various audio plays as well as in The Night of the Doctor, a short but significant prequel to 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, in which he regenerates into John Hurt’s War Doctor.
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