ARROW Needs A DOCTOR: Showrunner Really Wants Matt Smith To Guest Star
Not happy with nabbing Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and River Song (Alex Kingston), Arrow showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has his eyes on The Doctor. Stephen Amell recently revealed that one of Arrow‘s head men really wants Matt Smith to come and play around in their sandbox.
Speaking with SciFi Now, Stephen Amell confirmed what we already knew: Andrew Kreisberg is a big ol’ Whovian:
Andrew [Kreisberg] is such a Whovian, so if you were to say to him right now, ‘Number one guest star actor/actress, who would it be?’ Clearly it would be Matt Smith. I can tell you that if there was even the faintest chance that he is available, he would be hired immediately. They would probably hire him to take my job, they love Doctor Who so much.
Kriesberg has been on record regarding his love of Who when John Barrowman came aboard. The actor will be returning in some capacity in season 2, but the showrunners have said that if he had a chance to appear on Doctor Who again they would work around that schedule so Captain Jack could return to the Whoniverse. Alex Kingston played Laurel Lance‘s mother in season 1 but there’s no sign she’ll return in the future. Landing The Doctor himself would be big get for the show. It was announced Monday that Smith had signed up for an American Psycho musical that will debut in London, so he’s booked up for a while. He will next be seen in Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster. With his big, oddly shaped head Smith would make a nice villain. What do you think about the soon-to-be-former Doctor appearing on Arrow? Do you hope Kreisberg can make it happen?
*Another Doctor Who connection completely slipped my mind: Colin Salmon (Walter) played Dr. Moon in Silence in the Library/Forrest of the Dead.
Source : SciFiNow