Could Toby Whithouse Be The Next Showrunner?
For five years now, many of you will have been enjoying the BBC fantasy drama Being Human created by Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse.
As these wonderful shows sometimes do, Being Human has come to an end, although some of you may have been slightly bewildered or even disappointed by the final scene that the show delivered. Discussing this topic recently in SFX, conversation naturally turned to Doctor Who, and the potential for Whithouse possibly taking the reins from current showrunner Steven Moffat when he decides to move on…
I have heard the rumours. I’ve been hearing them for years now. In terms of what Matt and Steven are planning after the anniversary, I do know the answers to those things, but there is absolutely no way I can tell anyone…In terms of my future on Doctor Who
… I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the idea [of being show runner], but also it would be terrifying.
It’s definitely something I’d be really tempted by but I’m genuinely not in any hurry to do it. And why do people assume the BBC would want me? I’m sure there are much stronger contenders than me!
Toby Whithouse, the future show runner of Doctor Who?