Chris Chibnall hints at Doctor Who episode

Chris Chibnall has confirmed he has been asked by Steven Moffat to write a new episode of 'Doctor Who' for the sci-fi show's eighth series

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Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara with the Doctor

Doctor Who and Clara Oswald

Chris Chibnall has confirmed he has been asked to write a new 'Doctor Who' episode.

The 'Broadchurch' creator has already penned five episodes for the BBC sci-fi drama, including 2012's 'The Power Of Three', and has now been approached by head-writer Steven Moffat to return for the show's eighth series.

He told website Cultbox: "I hope to [return for series eight], and Steven [Moffat's] been good enough to ask.

"So we'll just see if all the schedules figure out and stuff like that. But it's always lovely to be on the list."

Chris - who also wrote and produced 'Doctor Who' spin-off series 'Torchwood' - would love to work with Steven again and sees the opportunity as one which shouldn't be missed.

He added: "It's a delight to go in and write a 'Doctor Who [episode]. Steven is a great showrunner to work for, and you always do a 'Doctor Who' if there's time, because you can tell stories you can't tell anywhere else."

While Chris is keen to return, former screenwriter Russell T. Davies hasn't expressed interest in creating a new episode, with Steven claiming his close friend still needs a "nice long rest" after working on the show from 2005 to 2010.

Steven recently said: "I do keep asking him [to write a new episode]. The offer is continually made and I'm getting nowhere!"

Meanwhile, Nick Hurran - who worked on show 'Asylum Of The Daleks' as well as the previous mid-season finale, 'The Angels Take Manhattan' - is set to direct the 50th anniversary episode in November, starring Matt Smith as the titular Time Lord and Jenna-Louise Coleman as his assistant Clara Oswald.

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