This news comes to us from The Mirror, and the British outlet is one of the good ones.
I should know – I used to work for them.
They are claiming that a TV insider informed them that Hugh Grant is in talks with the BBC to play the lead in the new Doctor Who series.
Interestingly enough, Grant has something of a history with the character.
He played Doctor Who in 1999 in a comedy sketch for Comic Relief.
He was then approached by Russell T. Davies to play the role ‘for real’ in 2007 when they rebooted Doctor Who on the BBC.
Would Hugh Grant be a good choice for a new Doctor Who?
However, Grant turned the role down, and they ended up going with Christopher Eccleston.
The TV insider told The Mirror that Russell T. Davies – who’s recently returned as Doctor Who’s showrunner – is keen for Grant to “bring a fresh feel” to the role.
The TV insider went on to add:
He offers many attributes – great actor, British, award-winning, Hollywood A-lister and excellent at comedy. Conversations are in progress.
Doctor Who to get a ‘Marvel-style makeover’
However, that wasn’t all the insider had to say about the new take on Doctor Who that’s being planned over at the BBC.
According to the insider, Davies and BBC wants to make Doctor Who a “Marvel-like product”.
The vision is that the show can be a Marvel-like product, building franchises around the Doctor and other key characters in his many lives.
This would be something that I’m sure Doctor Who fans would love to see.
The show’s in desperate need of being revitalised, and who better than Grant to give Doctor Who the lift it’s in desperate need of.
What do you make of this news?
Would you like to see Hugh Grant play Doctor Who in a new ‘Marvel-style’ show?
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