DOCTOR WHO: Former Showrunner Steven Moffat Reveals Whether He'll Ever Return To The Sci-Fi Franchise

DOCTOR WHO: Former Showrunner Steven Moffat Reveals Whether He'll Ever Return To The Sci-Fi Franchise DOCTOR WHO: Former Showrunner Steven Moffat Reveals Whether He'll Ever Return To The Sci-Fi Franchise

With former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies returning to the hit sci-fi franchise, his old friend and fellow showrunner Steven Moffat has now revealed whether he'd be open to also making a comeback.

By JoshWilding - Feb 06, 2024 01:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Television
Source: Radio Times

We're just a few short months away from Doctor Who's return and it's then that we'll get to see more of what Russell T Davies has in store for the Time Lord. He was the showrunner when the series returned to our screens back in 2005 and oversaw both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant's respective runs in the Tardis. 

Davies was succeeded by Steven Moffat, the Sherlock scribe who penned some of the best episodes - "Blink," for example - during his predecessor's tenure. 

Moffat was showrunner when Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi were playing the Doctor but could he reunite with Davies to pen an episode or two? Talking to Radio Times, Moffat revealed whether a potential return is somewhere on the horizon. 

"Look at my ageing face. How can I fit in?" he asked the site. "And I know, because I've seen the feedback, that people think I'm being evasive on the subject. The truth is, if I say anything negative about Doctor Who it goes everywhere, like boom, everywhere, right?"

"It doesn't exactly bring joy to the world that I just say something negative about Doctor Who. The fact is, it's fine without me," Moffat continued. "We've got Russell there. We've got a bunch of new writers there. We've got Ncuti [Gatwa, Fifteenth Doctor] there. It's all good."

The showrunner shared a similar sentiment in 2022 when he explained how challenging it was to spearhead Doctor Who

"It was at the same time as Sherlock and, for a moment there, those were the two shows in that area that were massive," he explained. "They were massive."

"So they both needed to be thought about every single day. And by the time I did my sixth and last season of Doctor Who - which was two beyond what I had planned to do - I was surviving episode-to-episode. I was tired."

Doctor Who is the longest-running action-adventure television series in the world spanning 60 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a massive global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone. 

The series is produced by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios, for BBC and Disney Branded Television. Executive producers include Davies (writer and showrunner), Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Joel Collins, and Phil Collinson.

Would you like to see Moffat return to Doctor Who?

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