Moffat Says Show Will Last 5 More Years. Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat made some reassuring statements about the state of his show that are sure to bring comfort to the series legions of fans across the globe. While speaking to The Radio Times about the tenth anniversary of the current iteration of Doctor Who, Moffat stated that the series will continue for another five years.
Here are the quotes from Moffat,
I thought it would last ten years. I didn’t think it would last ten years with BBC Worldwide trying to get me in a room to talk about their plan for the next five years!
It’s going to do a minimum of 15. I mean, it could do 26!
That’s not to say its easy. It’s not easy to find new people. It’s not easy to find new Doctors. That could be the danger – that you start to think that it’s easy. There’s nothing easy about doing Doctor Who.
At a time when struggling television series are yanked from the air without a moment’s hesitation, one would assume that Moffat must be a Timelord himself in order to make such a bold claim. Moffat backs the statement up to the show’s remarkably consistent ratings, an unprecedented feat for a programs that is as long in the tooth as Doctor Who.
Moffat spoke about Doctor Who’s remarkably consistent ratings,
Ten years on, our ratings are pretty much the same. Actually, internationally, bigger. No show does that! You’re meant to go down! Doctor Who just stays. It’s extraordinary!
When I first took it over, the BBC said to me, ‘We’ve done all our calculations. The ratings will now fall. Expect to lose quite a bit. We don’t mind that. We’re going to keep it going. So long as it’s a good show we won’t mind if the ratings stop being quite as amazing as they were. That’s absolutely fine.’ And they didn’t. They pretty much stayed the same.
The Doctor Who series is as resilient as Wolverine. Although the series current iteration has been around for a decade now, the Doctor Who program goes all the way back to the sixties. Moffat chalks the series long successful history up to the flexible format of the series.
Because it’s such an amazing format, because you can constantly revive it and re-imagine it, then as long as the people looking after it are passionate about it and the BBC is passionate about it, there’s absolutely no reason why it can’t do another 50 years.
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