Showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that Doctor Who will run for at least five more years.
Speaking to entertainment website Variety, Moffat said, “It is definitely going to last five more years, I’ve seen the business plan. It’s not going anywhere.”
“And I think we can go past that. It’s television’s own legend. It will just keep going.”
During the interview, he spoke about the current series, noting Jenna Coleman’s departure this year, though he did make a point of confirming that the twelfth Doctor was likely to be around for some time yet, saying, “Peter Capaldi is going nowhere”.
Doctor Who has had phenomenal success around the world since its return in 2005 so it will come as no surprise that the BBC has long-term plans for the show.
Recently, a deal was struck between the broadcaster and toy maker LEGO which has seen the inclusion of famous characters from the series appear in their latest video game LEGO Dimensions. A new LEGO set is also due to debut in December featuring Capaldi’s Doctor, you can read our review for that here.
Doctor Who continues on Saturday, November 7 on BBC One.