Back in January, the BBC announced that Steven Moffat would be stepping down as showrunner of Doctor Who at the conclusion of its next season in 2017. Upon learning that, fans immediately began to speculate what that meant for lead actor Peter Capaldi. In an interview with the Radio Times, Capaldi says that the choice to stay on is his.
In my review of 2015’s Doctor Who Christmas special, I speculated that the episode was written in a way to end the story of River Song and that might be a sign that showrunner Steven Moffat is winding down his time at the helm of Doctor Who. One month later, it turns out that I was right.
The BBC has announced that Moffat will be leaving his post as the lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who at the completion of a twelve episode season in Spring 2017.