Minchin said, in a statement:
“I’m thrilled and excited to be joining Steven Moffat on a show that has meant so much to me over the years. I’ve watched in awe as Steven has taken Doctor Who to wild and imaginative places and I can’t wait to get started on many more adventures with the Doctor.”
In addition to his tenure as Russell T Davies’ script editor, Minchin produced THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, the British episodes of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY and Davies’ WIZARDS VS ALIENS.
Current show-runner Moffat had this to say:
“When I first took over DOCTOR WHO, Brian was there as script editor, and in the most difficult time of a new Doctor and a new era, was completely brilliant. We lost him to producing THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES at the end of our first run. Rising talent keeps rising, is how I comforted myself back then – but now I am beyond happy that Brian has risen all the way back to DOCTOR WHO, in his new role of executive producer. I look forward to getting hopelessly lost in space and time with him.”
Word is, Minchin is an unrepentant DW fan and is not afraid to speak truth to power — apparently having pointed out story problems to Davies in the past. Minchin is the fourth executive producer to work alongside Moffat since he took over the show.
Now all we need is the go-ahead for an eighth series…