Creator / Chris Chibnall

Chris Chibnall is an English television writer. Co-producer and head writer on Torchwood's first two series, Chibnall wrote eight episodes of that show and five episodes of its parent show Doctor Who, including the two parter "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood", which had the first on screen appearance of the Silurians in 26 years.

He was a showrunner for Law & Order: UK and also wrote a few episodes of Life on Mars.

He currently enjoys major success as the creator and showrunner of Broadchurch and will be taking over as showrunner of Doctor Who in 2018. His very first step upon taking over the show was a doozy: making the Doctor female for the first time in the show's history with Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker. After the announcement, he proudly stated that he'd wanted to do it since he first started working on the show.