About one week ago nme.com posted an article about Steven Moffat reassurances about the future of Doctor Who. He said in one interview that BBC will not give up the show (as it happened before in 1989): the show created a worldwide community and it’s “a huge money-spinner”.
The showrunner has said in a new interview that the long-running sci-fi show is in better shape than ever and that there is no chance that the BBC will “give up” on the show, as it did it 1989 whenÂ Doctor WhoÂ went off air for 16 years.
Moffat toldÂ Richard BaconÂ onÂ BBC 5 Live: “It’s a huge money-spinner. It’s doing better than ever abroad – the global number of people watchingÂ Doctor WhoÂ has just gone up and up and up. It was the most downloaded show on American iTunes last year, so [there’s] not a chance of the BBC giving up onÂ Doctor Who.”
Moffat also disputed claims that the show is getting “shorter and shorter” seasons, pointing merely to a change the broadcast schedule. He said: “We’re just splitting it over Christmas, we’re making the same number of episodes as usual. We delayed it a few months to start it later in the year, that’s all thatâ€™s happened.”