Lee Evans could land his own Doctor Who spin-off if the show’s boss, Russell T Davies, has his ways.
The producer said he was so impressed with the comic’s performance as scientist Malcom Taylor in Saturday’s Easter special, Planet Of The Dead, he could star in a new series.
Evan’s character worked for the organisation UNIT, Unified Intelligence Taskforce, under Captain Magambo, played by Noma Dumezweni.
Davies said: ‘Lee and Noma are a spin-off series waiting to happen. UNIT soldiers often work best as half of a double-act, so Magambo needed a foil, though we never dreamed we’d get to cast the part so well.’
Davies, who is leaving the show after the next three specials, added that the spin-off could be broadcast late this year.
If it comes off, it would be the fourth from the relaunched Doctor Who, following Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the forthcoming K-9.
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