Steven Moffat is hard at work on his final series of Doctor Who (and a Christmas special) for later this year.
But he has confirmed that he will not be seeking to write for the show’s new boss, Chris Chibnall – or at least not for the foreseeable future.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the Radio Times Covers Party, Moffat said he believes the new man should put his own stamp on the show – even if he told us with a smile that he frequently tried to get his own predecessor Russell T Davies to pen Doctor Who episodes when he was in charge.
“I know I always tried to get Russell to write for me but I think it is the right thing to do,” he laughed.
Davies told RadioTimes.com in 2015: “The lovely Steven [Moffat] invites me every year to come and write one. And I love him and I love them and I love watching it, but here I am, moving on. I love Doctor Who with all my heart but nothing is more important to me than my own stuff.”
Moffat added that he fully understood Davies’s feelings and is looking forward to developing some new ideas of his own, promising that he is determined to team up again with his Sherlock writing partner Mark Gatiss on other non-Sherlock related projects.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.