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'Veep' creator has had conversations about writing for 'Doctor Who'

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Could Selina Meyer be about to board the TARDIS? Almost certainly not. But Veep creator Armando Iannucci is keen to write for the long-running British time travel show Doctor Who. “I’ve spoken off and on to them but it’s a case of being able to fit something in,” the showrunner told The Guardian. “In our conversations there was an idea we had, but it may be a wee while yet before we get round to working out what it would be.”

The idea of Iannucci writing for the sci-fi show is not as unlikely as it might sound. The Veep creator is a British TV veteran whose show The Thick of Itessentially the London-set precursor of Veep—featured current Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi as fiercesome, foul-mouthed political enforcer Malcolm Tucker. “I’m a big fan of Doctor Who and obviously [of] Peter, who’s loving it,” Iannucci told The Guardian.

Alas, it may be a while before the man who created Malcolm Tucker is reunited with the actor who played him. Iannucci recently announced that he was working on a film about the death of Stalin and, according to The Guardian, is working with Steve Coogan on a new season of the comedy show Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge. “Knowing I am committed for the next year or so, it’s all on hold,” the producer said about the possibility of him writing for Who. “‘Let’s get back in touch when we can.'”