Moffat recently announced his leaving the series:
“Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for Season 10,” Moffat said in a statement, “but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of ‘Broadchurch,’ I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future.”
Replacing Moffat will be “Broadchurch” executive producer Chris Chibnall in 2018.
BBC has decided to wait until 2017 to air Moffat’s final 12-episode season. Beyond the Christmas special, no new “Doctor Who” episodes are expected to air this year.