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Steven Moffat says he will stop writing Doctor Who episodes after series 10

The departing showrunner says his successor Chris Chibnall needs to put his own stamp on the show – and that he has other ideas for new work including non-Sherlock scripts with Mark Gatiss

Published: Monday, 13th February 2017 at 5:25 pm

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 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 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.

“That is because I love him,” Moffat told us.




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