Russell T Davies new CBBC drama forced to change its name

CBBCRussell T Davies’ forthcoming new CBBC drama Wizards vs. Aliens has been forced to change its name according to the writer.

The BBC announced earlier this year it had ordered a new CBBC drama series from Russell T Davies under the title of Wizards vs. Aliens. It was widely reported by the press as the BBC’s attempt to cash in on the success of Harry Potter. In a new interview on BBC Radio Wales though Russell T Davies has revealed the name of the project has now changed.

Coming up now we’ve got a children’s drama that we’re making out these new Roath Lock Studios called Wizards vs. Aliens. it was called Aliens vs. Wizards until a lawyer stepped in, but there we go. By Easter it will probably be called Chickens vs. Rabbits or something… It’s a great big, fun series for Children’s BBC that will be out in the Autumn. – Russell T Davies on BBC Radio Wales’ Roy Noble show.

The children’s drama is the writer’s first since creating Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures which starred the late Elisabeth Sladen and lasted for five seasons. The new project will reunite Davies with many of those who worked on the spin-off. The writer’s other children drama’s credits include Children’s Ward, Dark Season and Century Falls.

(Via Blastr & Bleedin Cool)