New Showrunner Named for ‘Doctor Who’

Jan 25, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Another departure is on tap for the time travel series “Doctor Who.” On the heels of the exit of popular star Jenna Coleman, the BBC series is losing showrunner Steve Moffat.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Moffat will depart at the end of season 10, with “Broadchurch” creator Chris Chibnall set to take over the job.

“Moffat came aboard ‘Doctor Who’ in 2005 and has served as showrunner since 2010, at which time he replaced Russell T. Davies,” THR reports. “During most of his time as showrunner, Moffat has had to juggle his ‘Doctor Who’ obligations with his duties on ‘Sherlock,’ for which he also writes and exec produces.”

In a statement, Moffat said: “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him.”

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