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New 'Doctor Who' like 'Twilight', 'Potter'

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New 'Doctor Who' like 'Twilight', 'Potter'

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The new series of Doctor Who has Twilight and Harry Potter-like elements to it, the executive producers have revealed.

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine, Piers Wenger - who is working alongside fellow execs Steven Moffat and Beth Willis for series five - said that they wanted it to have a "fairy-tale feel".

"We just wanted to make the show look as up-to-date as it possibly could," Wenger explained. "One of the qualities in Steven's 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."

He added: "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.

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