Published on June 27th, 2014 | by Philip Bates
Steven Moffat Continues as Showrunner for Series 9!
When questioned in his regular column how far in advance he plans each series, he says:
Sitting here, right now, just before the finale shooting block, I’ve figured out the cliffhanger to the penultimate episode of the next series. And it’s a whopper. Ohh, I don’t think you’ll see this coming!
This not only confirms that he’ll be in charge of the series, but also that the two-parters will be returning (something previously alluded to by Rachel Talalay, director of the finale). Moffat stated that Series 9 would not be a split series, as Series 6 and 7 were, in January and thus also confirmed that a Series 9 had been commissioned.
Personally, I’m over the moon that Moffat will be staying for what is expected to be Peter Capaldi’s second run of stories. I think his era has been one of the strongest in the show’s history. I know some people who would disagree with that, but I’m desperately trying to ignore the negativity that is always so rife on this beautiful beast we called the Internet.