Saturday, 9 July 2011
Doctor Who to remain a Brit and Star Wars on the small screen
Speaking to the Radio Times, Davies stifled those rumors: “No one at BBC Worldwide is looking at an American version of Doctor Who,” he confirmed. “I know everyone thinks we have secret plans. But we do have plans for new dramas, and non-science fiction drama. It’s about time I got back to that sort of material, ’cause I have a lot to say in that world. So our ambitions are endless – but not for that particular one!”
Last year, rumors surfaced that Doctor Who would be Americanized, with one of the most prominent rumors featuring a film version starring Johnny Depp as the Doctor.
Doctor Who recently aired its sixth season premiere, which was filmed and set in the southwestern United States. Series 6 of Doctor Who also marked the first time that a season was broadcast on the same day on both the BBC and BBC America (except for "The Almost People" and "A Good Man Goes to War," which were delayed for a week due to the American holiday Memorial Day).
Kevin Smith and Mark Hamill will be doing a pilot for a new weekly Star Wars show. The rumours are that It'll feature Hamill as Skywalker in a 'pop up now and then' role, but mostly, it's new characters, set in the same world as the films.Lots of talk about it here, but don't expect anything until Episode III is out. Its a go project, but I don't think there's much on it yet