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Harry Potter creator to write for Doctor Who? Is JK Rowling coming to the TARDIS?

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Chris Chibnall would love 'genius' JK Rowling to be involved with Doctor Who

Doctor Who boss Chris Chibnall has revealed he’d love Harry Potter writer JK Rowling to add her creative "genius" to Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord.

It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds as the world famous Harry Potter author was apparently in talks before with the people behind Doctor Who to potentially be involved with an episode for David Tennant’s Time Lord.

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling

Doctor Who boss is very keen for JK Rowling to climb onboard the TARDIS for a future series

Now, Radio Times reports that Chris Chibnall is keen for JK Rowling to be involved with the show.

Speaking at New York Comic Con, Chris said: “If JK Rowling wants to have anything to do with Doctor Who, please give her my phone number.

“I think she is one of our greatest writers. I think Harry Potter is an absolute transcendent piece of work and continues to be with the theatre play and with Fantastic Beasts. JK Rowling is a genius and if she ever even wants to see what we do on Doctor Who, you tell her from me, the doors are open.”

There’s already been plenty of actors who’ve appeared in the Harry Potter movies and Doctor Who. To be name just a few… former Doctor David Tennant played Barty Crouch Junior in the Goblet of Fire, another Time Lord, John Hurt played wand-maker Mr Ollivander, and Zoe Wanamaker turned up as Lady Cassandra in Doctor Who and Madame Hooch in Harry Potter.

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Vinette Robinson as civil rights activist Rosa Parks in Sunday's Doctor Who

Meanwhile, Sunday’s third episode of Doctor Who sees the TARDIS land in 1955 Alabama, on the eve of seamstress Rosa Parks’ arrest for refusing to give up her seat on the bus for a white passenger as city laws required.

Doctor Who continues on Sunday at 6.55pm on BBC1.

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