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January 24th, 2016
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Change is a-comin’ to Doctor Who after the announcement that Chris Chibnall will be taking over the showrunning reigns when Steven Moffat hands over the keys to the TARDIS after Series 10 in 2017.

As with the Moff back when he was revealed as Russell T Davies’ successor, Chibnall is no stranger to the Time Lord’s world, having previously written such classic episodes as 42 and The Power of Three. He also contributed to Torchwood, with acclaimed stories like Countrycide, Fragments and Exit Wounds rounding off his already reputable résumé.

And let’s not forget Broadchurch, Chibnall’s BAFTA award-winning crime drama, featuring Tenth Doctor David Tennant, which will be returning to ITV for its latest series next year…

So, what have been your favourite Doctor Who/Torchwood Chris Chibnall moments so far? He has certainly paid his dues, so let us know your picks of his best bits in the comments section below. One thing is for sure, the future of Doctor Who just got very, very exciting!

January 23rd, 2016
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Fans have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of the brand new Doctor Who companion since Clara’s departure in Series 9, but this weekend’s developments suggest that it’ll be a while until we actually get to see them on screen.

In light of the news that the show will be taking a break this year, with just the now traditional Christmas Special in December to tide us over until next spring, it’s already being speculated that Peter Capaldi’s new co-star won’t actually be introduced until Series 10 in 2017, with this year’s festive episode featuring a “high-profile guest star” instead.

Of course, with filming on Series 10 due to begin in the summer, we will definitely discover the identity of the new companion in 2016, which is still pretty exciting, and you can let us know your hopes and predictions for the Time Lord’s incoming BFF in our discussion, here.

It has also been announced that Series 10, to feature 11 episodes, will be Steven Moffat’s last as its showrunner, with Broadchurch creator and previous Doctor Who and Torchwood contributor Chris Chibnall taking over the reigns for Series 11, confirmed to begin in 2018.

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

January 22nd, 2016
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It’s official. Steven Moffat will be stepping down as Doctor Who’s showrunner next year, to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall from Series 11 onwards.

Steven – who has helmed the show since 2010 – is currently working on his final full series, to air in Spring 2017, which unfortunately means that fans will only be getting a Christmas Special this year. Chibnall will then take over the reigns with his first series due to hit our screens in 2018, although it is unclear whether or not incumbent Time Lord Peter Capaldi will also be accompanying the transition.

“It feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m only just starting work on the scripts for Series 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out,” Steven said. “While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe to keep the TARDIS warm. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I’m beyond delighted. For Series 11, Chris will be the new showrunner. And I will be thrown in a skip.”

Meanwhile, Chris – who has previously penned such classic Doctor Who escapades as 42, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three, as well as various episodes of its spin off Torchwood – described his next venture as “a privilege and a joy”. He continued: “I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven has achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who’s creative ambition and growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and it’s clear he will be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.”

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