New Doctor Who Has ‘Pinch of Twilight & Potter’
Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine, one of the show’s executive producers, Piers Wenger said that the team wanted to give the series a “fairy-tale feel”.
“We just wanted to make the show look as up-to-date as it possibly could,” he explained. “One of the qualities in Steven’s (fellow executive producer Steven Moffat) writing, and one of Steven’s natural tendencies as a writer, is to write these strange, dark, glittering fairy tales. We wanted to give the look of the series a slightly more storybook, fairy-tale feel – within reason.”
“It wasn’t about suddenly becoming Tim Burton, but it was finding a pinch of that, a pinch of Twilight, a pinch of Harry Potter – but it’s still absolutely, slap-bang, mainstream Doctor Who,” he explained.