Doctor Who’s first series finale following the 2005 revival ended with a bang, as the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack were trapped in various TV shows presided over by a mysterious corporation called Bad Wolf – and now it appears that at least part of that future is coming true.
You see, former Doctor Who producers Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner (who relaunched Doctor Who and created Torchwood with Russell T Davies 10 years ago) have chosen said lupine moniker for their new US/UK production company, which will have bases in both South Wales and Los Angeles (a bit like Torchwood: Miracle Day but hopefully with more success).
Sadly, however, according to Variety the real-life Bad Wolf TV won’t be focusing on creating robotic or deadly versions of The Weakest Link, What Not to Wear or Big Brother, preferring to put its energies into creating high-end TV and film. Spoilsports.
Speaking about the new company, Tranter said: “TV has changed beyond all recognition in the past decade. Huge international productions made on movie scale budgets have put British TV at the forefront of this revolution. We are delighted to be working with the Welsh government to grow this industry and continue to benefit the economy of Wales.”
Gardner added: “Jane and I have filmed all over the globe and know, first hand, that the talent base in South Wales is world class. We are thrilled to be embarking on this new venture surrounded by such shared talent and passion.”
Whatever – we all know they’re really just another instance of the message Rose Tyler left for herself and the Doctor throughout history, which lead them to Satellite Five and the Daleks’ defeat. On the other hand, we do still really want to see that Bad Wolf reality show about the bear living in a house full of celebrities…
Doctor Who will return on the 19th September
For more Whoniverse action, check out Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and more Doctor Who alumni at the Radio Times Festival on Friday 25th September. Tickets for all the events at Hampton Court Palace are available here.