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Steven Moffat Is Out, Chris Chibnall Is In at 'Doctor Who'

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 22, 2016 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 22, 2016 |


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Love him or hate him (and I was somewhere in between), we can all probably agree that it was time for Steven Moffat to exit Doctor Who. After he hinted that he may leave soon a few weeks ago, it is now official. He will step down at the end of the next batch of episodes (perhaps Peter Capaldi’s last?), to make way for a new showrunner, Chris Chibnall.

Chibnall currently serves as showrunner on Broadchurch, which stars a previous Doctor, David Tennant. Chibnall will take over in 2018.

Moffat on the switch:

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.

The best we can hope for is that Moffat wraps up his era that doesn’t make it too complicated for Chibnall to take over.

via Mary Sue


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