In a big ball of wibbily wobbly, timey wimey stuff, while Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, isn’t yet planning to leave the series, he is searching for his replacement. Moffat assumed the Doctor Who TV series reins, in 2010.
Moffat tells Radio Times
You’ve been in the job for six years now. How hard will it be to give up? Is the end in sight?
I take it a year at a time and that’s the only answer I’ll ever give on that one. How hard, I don’t know.
You’re still happy doing it?
Yes, but I don’t expect to get unhappy doing it. I won’t be leaving because I’m suddenly miserable. It’ll be because I want to do something else.
You told me once you wouldn’t leave until the right person emerged to pass on the baton to.
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. 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.
Russell’s drawn a line under Doctor Who and refuses all your entreaties to return and write. Would you do the same?
I’ve no idea until I’m there. I mean, I can understand Russell. I’m gobsmacked by how much Doctor Who I’ve written – an insane amount.