'Doctor Who' star Samuel Anderson open to returning to the series: 'Anything is possible'
Though he hasn’t been a part of the show in a long time, Anderson still has fond memories of his time on ‘Doctor Who.' The British actor told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) in an interview that former showrunner Steven Moffat made doing read-throughs of the script an “epic” experience.
Samuel Anderson’s Danny Pink was one of the best characters to come out of Steven Moffat’s time on ‘Doctor Who’. The show has gone through a lot of changes since Moffat left the series and current showrunner Chris Chibnall has taken the fan-favorite sci-fi show in a bold new direction ever since, introducing a host of new characters and the very first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
Though he hasn’t been a part of the show in a long time, Anderson still has fond memories of his time on ‘Doctor Who’. The British actor told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) in an interview that Moffat made doing read-throughs of the script an “epic” experience.
“I have too many fond memories on the set of Doctor Who to nail down one,” Anderson said when we asked him about his favorite memory from the show. “But the read-throughs of the new scripts was always a real treat. It was like getting a brand new comic book every two weeks and having great actors play all the parts. Steven Moffat on the stage direction is as good as you’ll ever hear. I haven’t watched the show since he stepped down but I imagine the one thing that has changed is the intensity of those read-throughs. He made stage directions epic!”
Since taking over, Chibnall has made an effort not to bring in too many old characters and villains. However, it would seem nobody told Anderson this. “I didn’t realize that Chris Chibnall wasn’t keen on bringing back old characters,” the actor said. “That’s news to me. But I think Chris and every other artist should follow their hearts without worrying about the opinions of others.”
Despite that, if Chibnall does wish to bring Danny Pink back to the show, Anderson said he would be more than willing to oblige. “If I could, I would return for sure,” he said. “One thing I’ve learned… anything is possible in the world of Doctor Who!”
In the meantime, Anderson is keeping busy. He most recently appeared as a sentient Artificial Intelligence named William on Netflix’s brand new sci-fi series ‘Another Life’. “I’ve been part of a music and food festival for the last 5 years,” Anderson told us. “We’re hoping to make some noise in the next 5. Stay tuned for that. I’m also currently filming on a feature called 'Gunpowder Milkshake' opposite Paul Giamatti. It’s looking so cool I could put a jumper on!”
‘Another Life’ is currently available for streaming on Netflix. ‘Doctor Who’ Series 12 is expected to premiere in early 2020 on BBC One.