Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits

Postby Nutso » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:25 pm

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-01- ... is-chibnal

Steven Moffat has decided that his “timey wimey” as showrunner of Doctor Who has come to an end and he will step down as the show’s lead writer and executive producer after six series at the helm, RadioTimes.com can reveal.

Moffatt will hand over the keys to the TARDIS at the end of the next series in 2017 to Broadchurch writer and Doctor Who fan Chris Chibnall.

BBC1 has decided to air Moffat’s final 12-part series - the 10th of the modern era - in spring 2017. Chibnall’s debut series as head writer and executive producer will launch in 2018.

A Christmas special WILL air this year overseen by Moffat, though it is unclear whether Peter Capaldi’s new companion will feature. The companion, who will replace Jenna Coleman's Clara Oswald, will definitely be in place for the spring 2017 series, say BBC sources.
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Re: Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits

Postby Griffin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:50 pm

I'm a little sad since I'm of the opinion Moffat is one of the finest writers the show has ever had, but I guess it's best he leaves lest that opinion change like it did with RTD. I like Chibnall as a choice.

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Re: Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:18 am

Sad to see him go, but honestly it'll probably be good for the show. The strength of Doctor Who is the ability it has to endlessly reinvent itself on almost every level, a new fresh showrunner would be a great shot in the arm.

And honestly, whilst there's plenty to like about Moffat's time on the show I could do with a few seasons that weren't quite so convolutedly timey-wimey. Moffat seemed to delight in confusing people sometimes...
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Re: Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:36 am

I loved the vast majority of what he did. Not all of it, but a lot. Sad to see him go.

Although no new Who until December. Yikes!
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