Harry Potter author Jk Rowling has rejected the chance to write an episode
of the new DR WHO sci-fi TV series - because she's too busy penning the boy
wizard's next adventure.
Bosses at the BBC wanted the novelist to turn her hand to TV writing for
the upcoming comeback of the cult British show - which will star GONE IN 60
SECONDS actor Christopher Ecclestone as the time-travelling protagonist.
But Rowling is still writing the sixth Harry Potter novel, which is due
for release next Summer (05).
Dr Who writer RUSSELL T DAVIES says, "I asked JK Rowling if she would like
to write an episode for the new series. But she told me she was amused by the
suggestion but simply doesn't have the time.
"It was slightly disappointing to say the least."
The new 13-part series, costing $1.8 million (GBP1 million) an episode,
will air in the UK from next year (05). Dr Who was first screened in Britain in
1963, but was cancelled 15 years ago.