After the big episode on Saturday night we don’t think there was any doubt that we’d see a series eight of new Who… but it’s always nice to hear it officially.
Geek Tyrant is reporting that the “BBC has announced that it will get an eighth modern season, that it will air in 2014, and that Steven Moffat will be returning as the lead writer and executive producer. As far as returning cast members go though, that probably won’t be revealed until after the show’s 50th anniversary special, set to air November 23rd. The network said the Moffat “is already plotting a brand new run of adventures for the Doctor.”
They also speculate that the much talked about Peter Jackson directed episode, if it’s going to happen at all, will happen this series. It’s just a rumour but hey, isn’t fandom all about speculating?
In other big Stephen Moffat/BBC news, flavour of thw moment Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that not only is filming occuring on Shelock series three, but there will be a series four. Woop!
In an interview in the latest issue of the Radio Times, Cumberbatch said: “We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes for Series 3] and another three [episodes for Series 4].”
When pushed about series five, he said: “It just depends on Martin [Freeman} and I’s availability, how long we can keep it going. It depends on Steven [Moffat]’s ability. I’d love to keep it going.”
Stephen Moffat is a busy man for the next year or two it seems, and while we’re glad he’s staying with Doctor Who, it’s really Sherlock that he’s excelling with right now… although, that’s a controversial thing to say after the Name Of The Doctor at the weekend. But we live on the edge…