Friday, January 22, 2016

Doctor Who - Steven Moffat To Step Down After Series 10 To Be Replaced By Chris Chibnall

It was announced tonight that Steven Moffat will step down as showrunner and executive producer after Series 10 which will air in the Spring of 2017. There will only be a Christmas Special this year as they want to hold back the next series due to the Olympics and Euro 16.  Chris Chibnall has been tapped as Steven Moffat's successor and his series will air in 2018.  Steven Moffat had this to say about his leaving a show that he's over seen for six series.
 “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. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, 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.”
Here is what new showrunner Chris Chibnall had to say about his appointment to over see Doctor Who.
"Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world.  So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama. I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore.  Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."
So 2016 will only see a Christmas Special and 2017 will see the return of the show in the Spring where it was on for most of its revival.  Here's to Series 10 and lets hope Steven Moffat makes his last series memorable for all the right reasons.