The power behind the TARDIS is moving on

Steven Moffat, since 2010 the showrunner and lead writer of the longest-running TV series in the world, Doctor Who, will step down from his role next year, the BBC announced Friday

His replacement is to be Chris Chibnall, the creator and writer of the popular ITV series about a child’s murder in a small coastal town named Broadchurch, which was remade for U.S. audiences as Gracepoint. Chibnall has also written for the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood

“My timey-wimey is running out,” Moffat told the UK listings magazine Radio Times, using the phrase he invented in one of the show’s most popular ever episodes, Blink. “But I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future.” Read more…

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‘Doctor Who’ delayed until 2017 as showrunner Steven Moffat calls it quits