Moffat Leaving As “Doctor Who” Showrunner

“Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat will exit the series after the upcoming tenth season of the show which will premiere in Spring 2017.

“Broadchurch” creator Chris Chibnall, who has penned several “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” episodes, will take over running of the series with the eleventh season which aims to premiere in 2018. No word if the current incarnation of The Doctor, Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, will stick around past the tenth season.

The series was revived in 2005 under the show running of Russell T. Davies who was onboard throughout both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant’s runs in the role.

Moffat, who wrote several of the most acclaimed episodes during Davies’ tenure, took over as show runner in 2010 with the arrival of Matt Smith in the role. He has remained onboard during Capaldi’s tenure whilst also shepherding the BBC’s “Sherlock” which he co-created with Mark Gatiss.

Though Moffat’s run as writer during the Davies-era is impeccable, since he became showrunner there’s been a debate about his tenure – not unlike Davies himself.

Source: The Live Feed