AceShowbiz - Doctor Who has snagged a top British children's author as a writer.
Former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman has joined the new series of the sci-fi show to give the programme some real literary clout.
The show will return to the BBC this autumn with Jodie Whittaker making history as the first female Doctor, and new showrunner Chris Chibnall has recruited some heavy hitters to give the time travelling heroine some great lines and plots.
Blackman, who has written over 60 books for children and young adults, says, "I've always loved Doctor Who. Getting the chance to write for this series has definitely been a dream come true".
Other writers joining her behind the scenes include playwright Vinay Patel and Joy Wilkinson, who penned The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby.