Three BIG pieces of big Doctor Who news have come out of the BBC in the past 24 hours. First, showrunner Steven Moffat will be stepping down after finishing Season 10. Second, we also won’t be seeing that season for quite a while: the only new Doctor Who to be broadcast in 2016 will be the Christmas Special with Season 10 to follow in Spring of 2017. Finally, Broadchurch creator and showrunner Chris Chibnall will take over for Moffat in 2018.
What does this mean for Doctor Who? Plenty, I am sure! Love him or hate him, Moffat’s contributions to the series are significant and impossible to ignore. With written contributions going back as far as Season 1, he’s written for all of the modern Doctors. As producer, he’s cast two of them: Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. He’s made the show plenty of new fans, and (unfortunately) made many fans into critics of how he runs the series. Read more about this and Chris Chibnall below.
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