Thursday, April 16, 2009

New 'Doctor Who' Producers Announced

'Ashes To Ashes' producer Beth Willis has been appointed as a new executive producer on the fifth series of Doctor Who as pre-production on series five begins next month ahead of filming this summer.

Willis will join new showrunner Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger as executive producers for the upcoming series.

Tracie Simpson, producer on Easter special 'Planet Of The Dead', and Peter Bennett, producer on the upcoming 'Torchwood: Children Of Earth' have been confirmed as producers for Doctor Who Series 5.

New series supremo Steven Moffat had this to say of the appointments:

"Beth Willis, fresh from the brilliant Ashes To Ashes, is joining Piers and I as an executive so finally there'll be someone to wear the trousers."

"Beth and Tracie and Pete aren't the A Team, they're the people the A Team call. Tracie and Pete are the backstage stars of Doctor Who and having them on board as producers isn't just the best possible news for Matt Smith's first series, it's a massive relief.