Steven Moffat believes Doctor Who could 'go on forever' trends now
Steven Moffat has revealed that he believes Doctor Who could 'go on forever' as Russell T Davies prepares to take over as showrunner for its 60th Anniversary.
The writer, who was showrunner for the iconic BBC series from 2010 to 2017, compared its status to similar pop culture legends such as King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the Radio Times Covers party, Steven also revealed that Russell had shared details of his plans for the upcoming 14th series, which will see Ncuti Gatwa take on the role of The Doctor.
He said: 'I just want it to go on. I want it to not stop. I want it to, and I know [Russell's] going to, make use of its infinite adaptability to always be the number one predator in the environment.'
'That's what I want. I want it to go on forever. I believe it can. Like the stories of Robin Hood and King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Some things always go on.'
Infinite: Steven Moffat has revealed that he believes Doctor Who could 'go on forever' as Russell T Davies prepares to take over as showrunner for its 60th Anniversary
Steven also penned multiple episodes for Doctor Who during Russell's first stint as showrunner, including the critically-lauded The Girl In The Fireplace.
However, he went onto admit he has no plans to return to the show under Russell's tenure, even to write a single episode.
He added: 'It would be career madness even by my standard to go back into a junior capacity on a show I used to run," he said. "I would have to be insane to do that.'
Since leaving Who in 2017, Steven has gone onto write the 2020 miniseries Dracula with Mark Gatiss, as well as The Time Traveler's Wife and Inside Man last year.
He also co-created and wrote the BBC series