Showrunner Steven Moffat to exit DOCTOR WHO, Matt Smith weighs in 

Steven Moffat will be leaving Doctor Who after season 10 

Steven Moffat, current showrunner for BBC One’s Doctor Who, will be exiting the series after the 10th season of the series.  He’s been with the series since 2005, and took over as showrunner in 2010 after Russell T. Davies’ departure.  Moffat  was also appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his work on the show.   Needless to say, he will be missed.

Chris Chibnall

“Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out,” Moffat said in a statement. “While Chris is doing his last run ofBroadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Chris Chibnall, the person taking over after Moffat, has been involved with the series since 2007 and also wrote several episodes of the DW spinoff Torchwood, which starred John Barrowman.  But his recent work on Broadchurch, a British crime drama series starring David Tennant, has given him much acclaim.   It might be safe to say that the timey wimey series is in good hands.

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, who’s been out promoting the latest reinvention of a Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was asked how he felt about Steven Moffat leaving the series:

“The show will always endure.  There’s a wonderful writer coming in, and um, as always, it’s about regeneration and the reinvention of things, but he has done so much for the show.  And I just feel very privileged that I got to work with [who] I think is the greatest writer- one of the greatest writers to have been involved with that show,” says Smith. “It’s said to see him go, but I’m excited to see what he does next.”

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Steven Moffat
Moffat with current Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Source: Hollywood Reporter |

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