In honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the BBC chose eleven different authors to pen eleven short stories to be released as ebooks. Each features a different incarnation of the Doctor written by folks like Eoin Colfer, Marcus Sedgwick, and Malorie Blackman. Now the BBC has announced that the eleventh and final ebook will be the work of Neil Gaiman titled Nothing O’Clock. It will have a new villain called The Kin along with a young Amy Pond. Gaiman said of his story,
“Once I’d finished telling my story, in which I create an incredibly creepy Dr Who villain or possibly bunch of villains called The Kin, there was definitely part of me who went ‘You know, wouldn’t it be fun to put this on screen? Wouldn’t this be fun to see if I can actually make people wee themselves with terror in real life?’”
As to the chances of Gaiman actually getting to bring his ebook to life on the screen, or possibly even work on an episode with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, don’t get your hopes up too high.
“Even though I managed to find time where there was no time at all, to write this story, I haven’t been able to find time to write an actual Doctor Who episode. So I think that may have to wait a series or two.”
He hasn’t actually said no, but with a busy schedule, who knows if he’ll have the time to ever say yes. Nothing O’Clock will be available on November 23rd with all eleven stories available soon after as an anthology.