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Doctor Who and Sherlock: Steven Moffat confirms length of next runs

12 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Steven Moffat has confirmed that Doctor Who series 10 and Sherlock series 4 will have 13 and 3 episodes respectively…

Here’s a tiny update about Steven Moffat’s upcoming slate of work. Speaking after receiving his OBE the other day, The Moff said this about his Doctor Who future and the length of Sherlock series 4:

“Ahead of me this year I have 14 Doctor Whos and 3 Sherlock films, so the last thing I’m doing is contemplating work beyond that. But the day’s coming when I’ll have to.”

So, this confirms that – after the 2016 Christmas special – Doctor Who series 10 will consist of the standard-issue 13 episodes. Additionally, Sherlock will return to its three-episode structure, having dabbled in one-off specials with The Abominable Bride over the holidays.

There’s no massive surprise here, then. The question of what Mr Moffat will do after 2017 remains unanswered. Could there be a transition »

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Series 10 Begins Filming in May… But Who’s The Companion?

8 February 2016 12:35 PM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Radio Times has revealed that Doctor Who Series 10 will begin filming this May… but that auditions for the role of companion have yet to begin! This upcoming run will be the last with Steven Moffat as showrunner before Chris Chibnall takes over the series for 2018’s Series 11. After Moffat hinted that his final...

The post Series 10 Begins Filming in May… But Who’s The Companion? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Doctor Who: Matt Smith on Chris Chibnall as new showrunner

8 February 2016 1:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Matt Smith gives his verdict on the appointment of Chris Chibnall as Doctor Who's new showrunner...

On the promotional circuit for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Matt Smith was asked by Digital Spy what he expected from newly announced future showrunner Chris Chibnall's take on Doctor Who. Here's what the Eleventh Doctor said:

"That's a huge question. I don't know him that well but I think he's a brilliant writer, I think he understands the show, the history of the show, the legacy.

I think he writes the Doctor really brilliantly, which is important. I think he'll have a really good interesting grand plan and you know, I can't wait to see what they'll do. I'm one hundred per cent behind him."

Read more about Chibnall's previous work on Doctor Who here, and some idle pondering on what that "really good interesting grand plan" might be, »

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Doctor Who: Matt Smith on Chris Chibnall as new showrunner

8 February 2016 1:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Matt Smith gives his verdict on the appointment of Chris Chibnall as Doctor Who's new showrunner...

On the promotional circuit for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Matt Smith was asked by Digital Spy what he expected from newly announced future showrunner Chris Chibnall's take on Doctor Who. Here's what the Eleventh Doctor said:

"That's a huge question. I don't know him that well but I think he's a brilliant writer, I think he understands the show, the history of the show, the legacy.

I think he writes the Doctor really brilliantly, which is important. I think he'll have a really good interesting grand plan and you know, I can't wait to see what they'll do. I'm one hundred per cent behind him."

Read more about Chibnall's previous work on Doctor Who here, and some idle pondering on what that "really good interesting grand plan" might be, »

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Steven Moffat Praises ‘Dream Jobs’ As He Collects OBE

4 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Congratulations are in order for Steven Moffat, who praised ‘dreams jobs’ of Sherlock and Doctor Who, as he collected his OBE for services to drama. Receiving his award from the Prince of Wales during the Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony, Moffat said his success was down to ‘an excess of good fortune’. Speaking of the experience Moffat told...

The post Steven Moffat Praises ‘Dream Jobs’ As He Collects OBE appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Doctor Who series 9: limited edition steelbook Blu-ray set announced

3 February 2016 12:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Doctor Who series 9’s Blu-ray steelbook boxset will hit shelves next month, with illustrations from Alice X Zhang…

The BBC has announced a limited edition Blu-ray steelbook release for Doctor Who series 9. Alice X Zhang was personally selected by Peter Capaldi to design the artwork, which you can get a glimpse of above.

The steelbook set will be released on Monday the 7th of March, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. It will feature all the same extra features as the regular series 9 boxset (released the same day). 

As well as commentaries for four episodes and all the relevant episodes of Doctor Who Extra, both sets will also include these behind-the-scenes featurettes… 

Writing Who

The definitive guide for a would-be Doctor Who scriptwriter. We follow Sarah Dollard on her intricate journey to create her episode, Trap Street. From the highs of pitching her original idea to Steven Moffat, »

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Doctor Who Series 9: 10 Things To Expect From Moffat’s Last Series

1 February 2016 9:34 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The dust has started to settle on January and the big announcement that Steven Moffat is ending his tenure on Doctor Who. Fans will have just one Christmas special to tide them over in 2016 – and spin-off series Class set in Coal Hill School – before Moffat bows out with series ten in 2017. After that Broadchurch’s Chris Chibnall will be taking over for Series 11 in 2018. There might be a bit of a wait for new Doctor Who but one thing is for certain, there’s plenty more to come.

But what will Moffat’s final series look like ,and most importantly will this be Peter Capaldi’s last series too? After all, when Moffat replaced Russell T Davies in 2010 it was a clean sweep with a new Doctor, companion and producers too. The man who brought us more Weeping Angels, the Silence, Trenzalore, Amy, Rory, Clara, River Song, the excellent 50th special and, »

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What Does the Current State of British Genre TV Mean for Doctor Who?

1 February 2016 3:22 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Jonathan Appleton is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

With an extended break before Series 10, it’s a good time to consider what else might be worth watching in the long interval before Peter Capaldi takes the controls of the Tardis again for Steven Moffat’s swansong season. But if you’re a fan of British genre television the bad news is that there aren’t a...

The post What Does the Current State of British Genre TV Mean for Doctor Who? appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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Mark Gatiss on Steven Moffat’s ‘Long Swansong’

28 January 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Mark Gatiss has told fans to prepare for a ‘long swansong’ for showrunner Steven Moffat who’ll depart the show after six series in charge. Speaking at the Dad’s Army premiere (Gatiss plays Colonel Theakes in the cinematic revival of the much loved war-time sitcom) Gatiss told the Press Association that It will probably be a ‘relief’ when...

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It's Not Too Late to Get Obsessed With BBC America's London Spy

28 January 2016 2:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s who absolutely must watch (or DVR) Episode 2 of London Spy (airing tonight at 10/9c on BBC America) — right after On-Demanding Episode 1:

* Anyone who’s ever been single, met a total stranger and almost immediately wondered, “Could this be the one?”

* Anyone who fancies a psychological thriller packed with “I didn’t see that coming!” twists

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* Fans of tragic gay love stories, British accents and the wonderful world of espionage

* People who fundamentally understand there is no such thing as too much good television

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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi on series 10, Chibnall, new companion

28 January 2016 12:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Choosing not to comment on the rumours that he’s leaving, Peter Capaldi has discussed the future of Doctor Who

So, the future of Doctor Who has been secured – 2016 will get a Christmas special, 2017 will see Steven Moffat’s final series, and in 2018 Chris Chibnall will take over.

One thing we don’t know, however, is whether Peter Capaldi will stick around when Chibnall enters the scene, or if he’ll leave at the same time as Moffat. He’s now spoken to Radio Times about Chibnall’s upcoming tenure, but seemingly wasn’t keen to confirm or deny whether he’ll be a part of it: 

“I think Chris is a wonderful writer, so that’s the exciting thing about Doctor Who — I don’t really know what he’s going to do with it. It’s going to be different and he’ll take it »

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Peter Capaldi Could Be Leaving Doctor Who After 2017 Series

26 January 2016 2:38 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The short run of Peter Capaldi, as the Doctor, could be coming to an end.  Come inside to find out why.

With Steven Moffat passing the head writer torch to Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall, so too could Peter Capaldi be passing on the moniker of The Doctor to a new actor, at the end of the 2017 series.  

The potential move comes as BBC executives try to give Chibnall a fresh start and his own Doctor, according to a source provided by the Mirror.

“Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when Steven leaves. They’ve been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris his own choice of actor to play the Doctor. They hope he will be able to find someone who can have the same impact as Matt Smith did when Steven Moffat kicked off his run as executive producer. »

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Peter Capaldi could leave Doctor Who in 2017

26 January 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Peter Capaldi will reportedly leave 'Doctor Who' in 2017 so new showrunner Chris Chibnall can have a ''fresh start''. It was revealed at the weekend that current executive producer Steven Moffat is leaving the sci-fi programme after making Series 10 to hand over the reins to the 'Broadchurch' creator. Now it has been claimed Capaldi's tenure in the Tardis as the Twelfth Doctor will come to an end so Chibnall can cast his own choice of Time Lord. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when Steven Moffat leaves. ''They've been happy with what Peter has brought »

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Doctor Who: looking back at Chris Chibnall's episodes

25 January 2016 9:44 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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42, The Power Of Three, Dinosaurs On A Spaceship and more - the Doctor Who work to date of the show's next showrunner...

Who is Chris Chibnall? You might know him as the creator of Born & Bred, Law & Order: UK and Broadchurch amongst others, but as readers of this site, it's more likely that you know his scripts from Doctor Who and his tenure as head writer of Torchwood. On Friday, the BBC announced that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as the showrunner of Who after next year's tenth series (since its revival), to be replaced by Chibnall in 2018.

Over the weekend alone, there has already been a lot written and said in speculation about what the new show-runner, Doctor Who's third since Russell T. Davies combined the roles of head writer and executive producer when he revived the series in 2005. I, for one, welcome our »

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Rumour: Peter Capaldi is Leaving Doctor Who after Series Ten

25 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Andrew Reynolds is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

The Mirror are reporting that Peter Capaldi will leave Doctor Who after the next series – when Steven Moffat departs in 2017. A source said that when Chris Chibnall takes on the role of showrunner, he’ll be allowed to choose his own actor to play the Doctor. “Bosses are already discussing a fresh start when...

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Steven Moffat Officially Leaving ‘Doctor Who’

25 January 2016 7:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Before even typing this news I already know that it will cut audiences in half with its reception. After six years as the lead writer of the worlds longest running science fiction series, Steven Moffat has officially quit Doctor Who.

The talented writer will step down as showrunner after his final series next year (the 10th of the rebooted show). However, much to disappointment of fans (myself included) this does mean that 2016 will only contain one new episode of Doctor Who. The gap between now and this years Christmas special will now be filled by the upcoming young adult spin-off Class written by Patrick Ness.

Series 10 is slated to return the show to its former spring teatime slot where Moffat’s final 12 episodes will air. This will then leave Doctor Who in the very capable hands of Broadchurch’ Chris Chibnall for another complete series in spring 2018. Chibnall has already written »

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Broadchurch Creator Chris Chibnall Will Become New Doctor Who Showrunner

25 January 2016 5:49 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This time, it is the showrunner’s turn to regenerate. Steven Moffat – head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who – is confirmed to be leaving the show, and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, who previously wrote 6 episodes for the drama, and created the phenomenally successful series, Broadchurch. The length of a Doctor Who season is typically 12 episodes, and Moffat is currently deep into the development of season 10 scripts. He will make his departure at the end of that season.

Very much the flagship, signature show of the BBC, Doctor Who has become something of a national institution since it was first broadcast back in 1963. The compelling tale of a 900 year-old time-travelling alien, who zips through the universe, history and the future in a police box that is far bigger on the inside than one would expect, was quickly embraced for its wobbly sets and imaginative drama. It ran for an unprecedented 26 seasons, »

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Matt Smith praises departing Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat

25 January 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Matt Smith has heralded Steven Moffat as the ''greatest writer'' to have ever worked on 'Doctor Who' following his announcement he is leaving the programme. The 33-year-old actor was cast as Moffat to play the Eleventh Doctor in 2009 when he began his role as showrunner on the BBC sci-fi series and insists he will always be grateful to him for giving him one of the best roles in television. Speaking to promote his new film 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies', he said: ''I'm sad he's leaving 'Doctor Who'. He's done so much for it and so much for me ... He »

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So long Steven Moffat, the psychedelic romantic of Doctor Who

25 January 2016 2:50 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Moffat is leaving Doctor Who after eight years at the helm, having earned plaudits and brickbats alike for his intricate, passionate storylines. So where will he, and the show, go next?

It feels faintly ridiculous that a television producer should be almost as famous as the star of the show. But then, Doctor Who thrives off the ridiculous. When Russell T Davies brought the show back in 2005, he brought with him the then-American notion of the “showrunner”: a creative lead, head writer and producer rolled into one. The news that his successor, Steven Moffat, will be stepping down after eight years, made the same kind of headlines as might meet the departure of a Doctor.

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Matt Smith on Steven Moffat Leaving Doctor Who

24 January 2016 2:07 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In light of the news that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat would be leaving the show after the 2017 season, to be replaced by Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall, Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor, chimed in on his friend's departure. "I'm sad he's leaving Doctor Who," the actor said during a press junket for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. "He's done so much for it and so much for me." He went on: "He pretty much is Doctor Who, but the show will always endure and there's a wonderful writer coming in and as always, it's about regeneration and reinvention of things. But he has done so much for the show and I feel very privileged that I got to work with what I think is the greatest writer." Current Doctor Peter Capaldi also recently hinted that he might depart the show, citing the insular world and unerring dedication it requires to »

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