After seven years of acting as the show runner for Doctor Who, Steven Moffat will be stepping down. He has not gone into detail about the reason for his departure only commenting
“the fact is my timey-wimey is running out.” No word on if this is somehow related to some kind of medical or personal trouble has been given.
What does this mean for everyone’s favorite Time Lord? It appears he won’t be seeing much action this year as the production team plans to air only a Christmas special in 2016 and push the next full season back to 2017. This is probably to give new show runner, Chris Chibnail (Broadchurch) the time necessary to work on the scripts for his first season as the person in charge.
As a long time fan of the show who came in just as Moffat took over as show runner this news is disheartening. Doctor Who and his companions went on many fantastic and entertaining adventures under his tenure. Whatever the future holds for you Mr. Moffat, know you have earned the respect of many sci-fi fans around the world who wish you luck on the journey which lies ahead. Now run you clever boy and remember.