Doctor Who is set to say goodbye to Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall with Russell T. Davies set to return for a second stint. While fans anticipate the return of the show, another former showrunner, Steven Moffat, revealed his thoughts on potentially returning to highly popular franchise.
As Russell T. Davies is the first modern-era showrunner to return to Doctor Who, some fans were wondering if another former producer would be returning in future. During a recent interview, Radio Times asked Moffat if he’s considering a return to the franchise.
In response, Moffat said, “I think I can confidently say I’m done showrunning Doctor Who. Everyone can stop worrying. I did it for six seasons on the trot. And I cannot imagine going back into doing that. I cannot. I simply cannot picture it. I loved the show. I don’t want anyone to think I didn’t love the show. And I loved every second I spent on it, although some of them were hellish. But I’ve done that. I have done it, and I did it a lot. So no offense and no disrespect and certainly no disdaining of wonderful memories. But no, I will not be showrunning Doctor Who again.”
So, there you go. It looks like he has no interest at the moment to return to the science fiction franchise. While it’s clear that Moffat won’t be returning to run the show, it’ll be interesting to see if Moffat returns in a different capacity.
Although Moffat isn’t looking to return to the franchise, he shared his excitement for Russell T. Davies’ return. Last year, he said that he knows a bit of Russell T. Davies’ return. As a result, it’ll be interesting to see the direction Davies decides to take for his return to the franchise.