Lawyers force Russell T Davies to change the name of Aliens vs. Wizards

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Mar 21, 2019, 12:56 PM EDT (Updated)

Lawyers are scary. Remember that upcoming new Russell T Davies series we told you about earlier this year? You know, the one titled Aliens vs. Wizards that's going to have aliens and wizards in it? Well, it ain't gonna happen anymore: at least, not exactly like that. See, Davies got a phone call from one of those scary lawyers ...

So he had to switch the title around to ... Wizards vs. Aliens, Davies revealed in a radio interview.

The former Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures showrunner was doing a guest stint on BBC Radio Wales' Roy Noble show this past Tuesday to talk about the Wales Drama Award (which included a whopping £10,000 prize and a development promise for the best script submitted by a Welsh writer).

While discussing this very worthy endeavor, Davis talked about his upcoming CBBC show, which will reunite him with a lot of his Sarah Jane Adventures colleagues.

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.

Yep. We rest our case. Lawyers are scary. So what do you guys think of the whole business? Do you think someone was a bit overzealous here?

(via Bleeding Cool)