Could J.K. Rowling be one of the authors writing a ‘Doctor Who’ short story? Steven Moffat says…


jk-rowling-harry-potter-doctor-whoIt’s starting to seem incredibly likely that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be joining the line-up of famous British childrens’ authors participating in the creation of Doctor Who short stories to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

As one of the many ways they’re celebrating the Doctor’s milestone, the BBC has worked with eleven different British authors to develop eleven short stories, each about a different Doctor.

Speaking with a crowd of fans at ALib, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat was asked about Rowling’s potential involvement in the series of shorts. His response was a bit cheeky:

“I can’t confirm that… right now.”

The book event is being billed as: “Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children’s fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.” To date, of the eleven books set to release, eight have been released, featuring authors such as Artemis Fowl‘s Eoin Colfer, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel author Michael Scott, and more:

The final three books — the ninth, tenth, and eleventh Doctors — are set to be revealed on September 3rd, October 10th, and November 15th, respectively. We’ll report any more news as it breaks!

[Via Hypable and Blogtor Who]


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