Moffat: We Take Things A Year At A Time

Showrunner talks Smith's departure.

22 Mar 2012
by Callum Smith


Stephen Moffat and Jenna-Louise Coleman at the press conference announcing her as the new Doctor Who Companion

Steven Moffat has revealed that he doesn't know how long Matt Smith will remain in Doctor Who, and that the programme takes things "a year at a time."


Speaking at the press conference that unveiled Jenna-Louise (sister of Gary) Coleman as the new companion/assistant/mate, Ste-Mo said, "Honestly we don't know [how long he'll stay]. We take it a year at a time and that's the only sensible way you can go with it. It takes a huge amount of time, filming a series of Doctor Who and towards the end of that, you have to consider whether you're going to push on to another one."


Of course, the whole production team could well know when Smith has planned his departure. After all, Moffat has admitted before that he lies frequently in interviews, so all this could be a massive chinny reckon moment.


He also revealed - and we believe him with this one - that Rory and Amy will depart in an episode featuring some Moffat classics. "Amy and Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in episode five," Moff said. "Not everyone gets out alive – and I mean it this time."




Moffat: We Take Things A Year At A Time
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