Steven Moffat Is Leaving Doctor Who After Next Season

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who after next season

The Doctor Who showrunner's final season will air in spring 2017, with former Torchwood head writer Chris Chibnall replacing him for the series airing in 2018. This means that the only Doctor Who that will be airing in 2016 will be the Christmas special. Why wait until 2017 to show Moffat’s final Who season? BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore explains: “I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event on the channel.  2016 is spoilt with national moments including the Euros and Olympics and I want to hold something big back for 2017 - I promise it will be worth the wait!” Moffatt has been at the helm of Doctor Who since 2010, when he took over for Russell T. Davies. “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10," says Moffat, "but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out." PLUS: Watch new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall on TV in 1986 as a member of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.


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