Picture: Physician Who/YouTube
To repeat: Oh, implausible! The space-time continuum is blessing us with Christopher Eccleston’s return to Physician Who, greater than 15 years after, as the Ninth Physician, he quietly hung up his leather-based jacket and departed the franchise following behind-the-scenes turmoil. Den of Geek stories that Eccleston has signed on to voice a collection of recent Physician Who audio adventures, which might be collectively launched by BBC Studios and Massive End Productions in Might 2021. “It will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world,” he stated in a press release, “bringing back to life a character I love playing.” Eccleston has not been concerned in any Physician Who initiatives ever since he left after main one season in 2005, which served because the franchise’s comeback for the “modern” period. Conversely, different Docs, reminiscent of David Tennant and Matt Smith, have jumped on the probability to reprise their characters in extra specials or audio collection.
Following years of silence and a number of compelling roles throughout the pond, Eccleston revealed in 2018 that the British movie and tv trade blacklisted him after he left Physician Who, which he says was as a result of strained relationship together with his “three immediate superiors” — the showrunner and govt producers, who had been Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner, and Phil Collinson, respectively. “It broke down irreparably during the first block of filming and it never recovered,” Eccleston defined. “They lost trust in me, and I lost faith and trust and belief in them.”
In 2019, Eccleston additionally stated throughout a uncommon Comedian-Con look that the lingering results of the blacklist made him reject a proposal to seem within the present’s 50th anniversary particular, as he was nonetheless offended because of numerous “political” elements. “I personally didn’t feel like the narrative was strong enough, particularly for the Ninth Doctor because I’d taken quite a lot of abuse in my own country when I left,” he defined concerning the provide. “As the show was being celebrated I was being abused in the press and that was hard to take and very confusing. So I looked at it and I thought is this really the way I want to come back and I decided it wasn’t.” What, the present couldn’t be bothered to sprinkle in a number of additional Unhealthy Wolf motifs for him?