The BBC have tonight confirmed that a second series of 13 episodes and a Christmas special of Doctor Who have been commissioned.
The BBC News site states it is not yet known if Christopher Eccleston will reprise his role although it reports that he is under option for further series.
Speaking to BBC News Russell T Davies said “We could all have ended up unemployed. But now we can put all those plans into action and get going,”
“It’s particularly good for BBC Wales. This is a major flagship show for the region, and their staff and crews are the best you could find. It’s a tribute to them that Doctor Who is returning.”
Speaking to The Guardian BBC head of drama commissioning Jane Tranter said she was happy to commission a further run after the high viewing figures for the first episode.
“In all honesty I had got myself into a proverbial steel jacket as far as Doctor Who was concerned. I told myself I’d be completely and utterly thrilled if it got 6.5 million, but there was a little voice inside whispering ‘4.5 million’,” she said.