Since announcing his departure from Doctor Who a few weeks ago, Steven Moffat’s next runs of both Who and Sherlock have been heavily scrutinized (as if they weren’t already), as the Moff prepares to pass on the sci-fi torch to Broadchurch showrunner Chris Chibnall. Fans have been wondering, to name just one concern, how long the next series of Doctor Who will be.
Well, the Moff has an answer. Speaking after an Order of the British Empire award ceremony, in which he was honored for his contributions to the arts, Moffat spelled out his next runs of Doctor Who and Sherlock.
He said: “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 that pretty much confirms that Moffat will be around for the entirety of the next Doctor Who series, along with the 2016 Christmas special. That 14th episode could be the 2017 Christmas special or it could mean a 13-episode run for series 10. No confirmation on this, though.
We’d heard all this before, but never from the horse’s mouth. We’ll get to spend a little more time with the Moff before he departs on his TARDIS, it seems.
Doctor Who series 10 will air in Spring 2017, preceded by a Christmas special this December.
You can watch a video of the interview below: