It wasn't that hot under Davies IMO. He's the one that introduced nookie in the Tardis, which is absolutely reprehensible. Sure post-reboot Doctor Who looked a lot better, not having to be shot in quarries, but I think people put too much emphasis on CGI and not nearly enough on good writing.
Davies is a step up from Moffat and (I gather) Chibnall although I haven't watched Chibnall's run at all. I'm glad there's a black Doctor now. That's cool. Hope they don't screw him with crappy writing.
I'm actually familiar with the actor cast in the role. He plays the friend of Asa Butterfield in Netflix's "Sex Education." He's great in that show as are all the others in the cast and the show is one of my favorites on the service (the rest of series isn't as good as the first season, admittedly).
I hope the writing is solid, god knows how much it's been lacking for the last decade or more but with a few exceptions, and doesn't betray his abilities as an actor. I don't have high hopes but then again, I don't have cable, so I'm not bothered by another loss.