Steven Moffat spoke with Den of Geek this week, regarding the success of the first episode of Sherlock and of course, Doctor Who.
The suggestion has been that if more Sherlock is required, they won’t be ready until 2011 – Den of Geek have sensibly asked The Grand Moff how this fits into his Doctor Who workload, and how many episodes of our favourite show he’ll be writing for the 32nd season.
“Iâ€™m doing the Christmas special plus five, so itâ€™s the same. Six again.
“Yeah. Iâ€™m basically following what Russell did. Having worked out the sums and worked out how he does it, I thought thatâ€™s a perfect way of doing it.
“But there is a no way of balancing this. The last year has been extraordinary. Iâ€™ve had about four days off, and that includes Christmas day. I work every weekend, I get up early in the morning, I go to bed late at night. There is no way of balancing it.
“Itâ€™s extraordinary, but itâ€™s great fun too! Great fun, so long as it doesnâ€™t kill me.”
You know what – it is extraordinary. I think it is very easy to forget what Moffat has achived. In his first year as Doctor Who chief writer and Executive Producer has brought renewed the show, brougt in a new star and companions, a whole new atmosphere, AND brought a second show to life.
Russell T Davies might have done something similar with Torchwood, but his first series of Doctor Who was in March 2005; Torchwood began in late 2006, nearly 18 months later…