Steven Moffat, head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, is allegedly thinking of leaving his showrunner position at the hit BBC series. According to reports, Moffat is "actively engaged" in finding a replacement for himself, but isn't exactly in a hurry to leave just yet. Will the upcoming, 2016 season 10 episodes end up being his last? Check out what Moffat recently revealed in a new interview.
Rebooted by Russell T. Davies in 2005, Moffat's been in charge of the series since 2010. While Davies wrote for Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant during their reigns as the Doctor, Moffat has also worked with two leads- Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. So, will he follow in his predecessor's footsteps and step down when Capaldi leaves? If so, season 10 could be his last since, as we previously reported, Capaldi hinted that he might leave after 2016.
Radio Times, which is a superb source for all things Doctor Who, sat down with the Sherlock co-creator to talk about his successful run as showrunner of the Time-Lord series, and asked if he's thinking of leaving the series.
"That is an issue and one I'm actively engaged in but I can't say much about that. Everything is difficult in Doctor Who, including leaving, and I would never do anything to harm it. I would never leave it in the lurch because it means too much to me," he explained, according to Den of Geek. "Yes, it's a problem. Let's not pretend it's not a big problem. But there will be a solution. In terms of the emotional difficulty of leaving, it's hard ... I take it a year at a time and that's the only answer I'll ever give on that one. How hard [will it be to give up], I don't know ... I won't be leaving because I'm suddenly miserable. It'll be because I want to do something else."
He continued, "I've no idea until I'm there. I mean, I can understand Russell [T Davies choosing not to]. I'm gobsmacked by how much Doctor Who I've written - an insane amount."