There is little doubting right now that when you are talking about British TV, there are few men out there who are busier than Steven Moffat. This is a man who runs “Doctor Who,” and that is a full-time job in itself when you remember the sort of passionate following that the show has.
With that in mind, it is frankly remarkable that he even has time to breathe … let alone try to figure out how to also do another critically-acclaimed series in “Sherlock.” Nonetheless, Moffat finds a way to make it happen, and speaking per Assignment X, he makes it clear that at the end of the day, he would probably be more capable of actually staying with Holmes and company longer thanks to his ability to work on his own schedule with it:
“Eventually, I’ll stop doing Doctor Who because it stops me doing anything else. But Sherlock doesn’t swamp my schedule … I could imagine we’ll come back and do Sherlock fairly often for many years, rather than very often for a few years.”
Moffat has said that he has already been looking at developing a fourth and fifth series of the Benedict Cumberbatch – Martin Freeman series, which suggests that he won’t be going anywhere there for some time. As for what his future could hold on “Doctor Who,” he could stay for a while longer if he wanted to; but, we start to imagine after a season or two with Peter Capaldi, he may want to look at other things. At that point, we don’t know what else he could accomplish after overseeing the 50th anniversary and the transitions with Karen Gillan and Matt Smith. In case you hadn’t heard, though, there are plans to make “Doctor Who” significantly darker this time around than in the past.
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