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No full series of Doctor Who in 2016?

August 13th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Doctor Who is a show that has as much drama behind the camera as in front of it. That isn’t going to change anytime soon if Private Eye magazine is to believed.

Now we know the Doctor is coming back next year (here) but Private Eye is reporting that BBC staff have been informed there will be no full series of Doctor Who in 2016 because of showrunner Steven Moffat’s commitment to Sherlock, which is back next year.

Needless to say, fans of the show haven’t taken this rumour well. Now another rumour has emerged, with even bigger revelations for the show if true. Two separate posters on Reddit have said that BBC staff have now been informed that a press conference is taking place at noon on Friday regarding the future of Doctor Who.

This has led to speculation that Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner and handing the reins to either Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) or Toby Whithouse (Being Human) – although Whithouse has denied any such talks have taken place.

Of course this could all be utter nonsense but, quite fittingly for the show’s subject matter, time will tell.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….