Steven Moffat on Jenna Coleman’s replacement: It gives us a chance to relaunch Doctor Who – we’ve got a really cool idea how to do that

The showrunner hasn't chosen the new companion yet, but he's got some ideas...

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Jenna Coleman’s Doctor Who replacement is still a twinkle in Steven Moffat’s eye, but while the showrunner hasn’t yet chosen the next companion he does have some strong ideas about the character, which could send the series in a new direction…

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Speaking in the latest issue of Radio Times magazine, Moffat admits he has “specific ideas but not a specific actress” in mind, but says “A new companion gives us the chance to relaunch the show. And we’ve got a really cool new idea about how to do that.”

Talking of personnel changes, Moffat says he is also considering who will take his place when he finally leaves Doctor Who. And although he has just signed up for another series, it sounds as if his departure could come in the not-too-distant future.

“That’s an issue I’m actively engaged in,” says Moffat. “Everything is difficult in Doctor Who, including leaving. I’d never leave it in the lurch because it means too much to me. Let’s not pretend it’s not a big problem. But there will be a solution.”

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Read the full interview with Steven Moffat in the new issue of Radio Times magazine, on sale from Saturday 28th November