Neil Gaiman won’t be writing an episode for series 9
Speaking to RadioTimes.com last year, Gaiman confirms that: “I’m not writing for series 9 right now, just because of ridiculous work commitments I’m trying to get out from under. I am determined to write for Peter Capaldi. As long as Peter is Doctor Who, I will write for him. And every time I’m in the UK, I go and see the Doctor Who people. I go see [producer] Brian Minchin and Steven Moffat, and none of us are going to let me go off the boil.”
But Catherine Tregenna could be writing an episode
According to her online CV, Torchwood’s Catherine Tregenna will be contributing a story to series 9. If so, she will be the first woman to write for the show since 2008.
The cliffhanger to series 9’s penultimate episode is a apparently a “whopper”
Writing in Doctor Who Magazine last year, Steven Moffat said: “I’ve figured out the cliffhanger to the penultimate episode of [Season 9]. And it’s a whopper. Ohh, I don’t think you’ll see this coming!”