As reported by The Guardian (via Entertainment Weekly), Veep creator Armando Iannucci has apparently been campaigning for a chance to write an episode of Doctor Who. The people who make Doctor Who have even met with Iannucci and are open to letting him take a crack at coming up with new mean things for The Doctor to say to Clara. Apparently, the only issue is that Iannucci hasn’t been able to fit it into his schedule, with him saying, “In our conversations there was an idea we had, but it may be a wee while yet before we get round to working out what it would be.” Also, in case everything about that quote doesn’t make it obvious, Iannucci is from the United Kingdom, so it’s not all that surprising that he has a fondness for that old man and his flying space box—even though some audiences will only know him as the creator of a show about American politics.
However, Iannucci’s fondness for that old man and his flying space box goes beyond his birthplace. That’s because he also happens to be the creator of The Thick Of It, the British series that introduced the world to the delightfully foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker—who was played by a pre-Doctor Who Peter Capaldi. Presumably, that means Iannucci’s idea for a Doctor Who episode involves The Doctor going on several rants that consist almost entirely of the word “fuck,” which we think would be a lot of fun. The BBC might have a problem with it, what with Doctor Who technically being for kids, but whatever. Children have to learn how to arrange a colorful array of swear words at some point.