It’s been almost five years since Doctor Who celebrated its 50th with a “Day of the Doctor,” though the event could have been more momentous. Departing showrunner Steven Moffat shares an early draft that would have featured fan-favorite Christopher Eccleston’s return.
Christmas has come and gone, and with it another round of Doctor Who goodbyes. This time it’s extra special, however, as not only star Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat’s exits from the series, but also the debut of our first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker! Watch for yourself in an official clip from “Twice Upon a Time.”
In all the excitement of Doctor Who naming Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, we forgot a Christmas special has to get us there! See the first trailer from Comic-Con 2017, as Peter Capaldi’s Twelve Meets David Bradley’s One (with bonus Bill!) in “Twice Upon a Time.”
If you thought Sherlock liked his long coats and high collars, just wait until you meet Steven Moffat’s Dracula. The team behind Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s beloved detective drama has set their sights on one of horror’s most enduring icons, and in a familiar format.
Sherlock producers were careful to walk back Benedict Cumberbatch’s statement that Season 4 might end the series, though anyone watching Sunday’s “Final Problem” finale likely picked up on the sense of completion. Now, Steven Moffat addresses whether Sherlock even needs to come back for Season 5.
The time between Sherlock seasons generally ensures that each installment will go big, and few gut punches hit like the major death in the climax of Season 4 premiere “The Six Thatchers.” Once the shock wears off, showrunner Steven Moffat has an explanation for why the show needed to spell out something the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels never did.
Just a few days’ time will see Sherlock making a long-awaited return with “The Six Thatchers,” but fans still feel a certain unease with Season 4's air of finality. We’ve heard Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat weighing in, and now star and writer Mark Gatiss says Sherlock could run another decade … but probably won’t.
Sherlock Holmes isn’t generally pop culture’s go-to for a dashing hero, but once upon a time, neither was Benedict Cumberbatch. Now, Sherlock creator Steven Moffat jokes that even Cumberbatch’s mother thought he was wrong for the part, also providing an update on those ever-swirling final season rumors.
Three years will have passed for Sherlock when Season 4 picks up in January (to say nothing of The Abominable Bride in 2016), and fans have been well-warned that the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman series could return intermittently in the years to come. Cumberbatch himself seemed to suggest that Season 4 might be the last for some time, if ever, but creator Steven Moffat isn’t quite so sure.