Up until The Eleventh Hour was broadcast back in late March, Doctor Who lead writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat was feeling the pressure, according to The Mirror.
Describing the worry that fans would dislike the new series as “extraordinary pressure”, The Grand Moff eventually found respite as the show finally aired.
“The pressure lifted in another sense quite recently,” he said. “When Matt Smith’s first episode went out and Matt and Karen became the toast of the nation, I thought, ‘Well, that’s a relief’. Because up until that point I was thinking, ‘Well, I could be a novelist at the end of the year’.”
It’s probably not the sort of pressure anyone should have – I can’t imagine working on something for 18 months or more only for its intended fanbase to noisily denounce it.
Thankfully, the pressure brought the best out of Moffat, and the result is a very enjoyable and intricate series of Doctor Who, which sadly comes to an end tomorrow.
The Big Bang airs at 6.05pm on BBC One and BBC HD on Saturday, June 26th.
(Via Digital Spy)