'Veep' creator has had conversations about writing for 'Doctor Who'
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 It—essentially 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.'”