Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator wants him for new BBC sci-fi show

Pete Doherty is being lined up to play a zombie in a new BBC sci-fi show.

With his dead-eyed expression and pale skin, the singer, 28, already looks like the flesh-eating undead.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, 43, wants to cast Pete in Ripper, a spin-off of the cult series.

Anthony Head, 53, will reprise his role as Giles to battle monsters in England.

‘Josh admires [the] pop references in Doctor Who and thought it would be great to get some British musical and comic cameos in the new series,’ a source tells the Daily Star.

‘Pete seemed the obvious choice, with his love of the macabre. The blood paintings and the self-styled night creature are perfect.

‘It’s thought he’ll play an approximation of his real-life persona – the zombie remnants of a rock star and poet unable to rest and therefore haunting London – with grisly results, of course.’

If Pete signs up, he’ll begin filming in January, for a June air-date.