After spending many years aboard the “Doctor Who” franchise, executive producer Steven Moffat has determined that it is time for him to hop aboard the Tardis somewhere else. The showrunner announced Friday that the upcoming tenth season, which is still more than likely many months down the road, will be his last. Not only that, but we have also heard that Chris Chibnall of “Broadchurch” fame is going to become the new showrunner starting with season 11:
Here is what Moffat had to say in a statement about his exit and also the new hire:
“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.”
We do hope that Moffat is treated with as much love as possible leading up to his exit, given mostly that this show and job can also be somewhat of a thankless one. Fans of “Doctor Who” are among the most critical ones out there, and this was often a tough job since everyone has so many opinions about the character of The Doctor and what he should be. While he was not perfect during his tenure, who is? We did really enjoy season 9, and “Listen” from season 8 may be one of our favorite episodes of all time.
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