Doctor Who fans, rejoice. Acclaimed writer Steven Moffat, who wrote some of the most memorable (and Hugo-award-winning) recent stories such as Blink and The Empty Child, has been appointed the next Lead Writer and Executive Producer of the show, taking over from sometimes-loved, sometimes-loathed Russell T Davies.
“My entire career has been a Secret Plan to get this job,” said Steven Moffat. “I applied before but I got knocked back cos the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven.” — Doctor Who web site
Would he be over-stretched? Hopefully not – he wrote four series of Coupling on his own. (Coupling included one character who was a secret Doctor Who fanatic, who in one very funny scene had a dream in which women were riveted by news of classic lost Doctor Who episodes being found.)
So the future of Doctor Who looks very bright indeed.
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