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J.K. Rowling to write 'Doctor Who' story?

One of Britain's most beloved television characters might be meeting with one of Britain's most beloved authors. J.K. Rowling might be watching a Doctor Who story for the show's fiftieth anniversary. 

Yes, the wording in that statement is deliberate: Rowling is not writing an episode of the series, but is rumored to be contributing one in a series of short stories this year. To commemorate the show's landmark half-century anniversary, the BBC is publishing eleven short stories from some big British literary names. There will be one short story for each incarnation of the iconic character, from the First (William Hartnell) to the Eleventh (Matt Smith). 

Rowling's involvement with this project is not confirmed, but highly rumored. Her name is being tossed around in relation to the project, along with the His Dark Materials author Phillip Pullman and Alex Rider author Anthony Horowitz. Other names being tossed around include Michelle Paver, Susan Price, Kate Thompson, Geraldine McCaughrean, and Alan Garner. 

We'll keep you posted when and if Rowling is confirmed to be part of the project. In the meantime, as the rumors fly, though, why don't we start a discussion about which Doctor you'd like to see Rowling write for. Personally, I think she'd be a great fit for the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), though perhaps that's just because I associate the two thanks to Tennant's role in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film adaptation.

What do you think? Let us know below.

Doctor Who series 7 will return in April.  


Details
Show:
- Doctor Who (2005)
Person:
- J.K. Rowling
Network:
- BBC one

Written by: mcpherson
Jan 4th, 2013, 8:51 am

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