Don't quite know how to feel about this one... It seems that in a recent interview, current DR WHO showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC will be running a full season next year after all, despite the story breaking back in June that episodes would be significantly reduced. Here's what Moffat had to say on the matter...
"Absolute nonsense. First of all, we are airing in 2012. The only thing that’s happening is that we’re moving a bit later...There’s lots of reasons for that that will become clear quite soon...It is certainly not a reduced episode count. Do you think the BBC would really let that happen? With an average audience of 10 million?…Doctor Who’s international profile is huge. It’s never been more successful. You’re not going to reduce a show like this. The opposite is going to happen, in fact."
But-but-but... it was BBC Controller Danny Cohen who said there'd only be a few specials scattered throughout 2012, leading up to something nice for the 50th anniversary later on in the year. It wasn't some random fanboy on Twitter!
So the question has to be asked, if Moffat knew the truth all along, why'd he keep schtum? It's not like him to deliberately torture the fans by withholding facts.
Or has there been some major changes at the BBC in the last few months? Have they rethought their strategy? Now if that's the case perhaps he'd be best off holding back a little on the "do you really think"-type remarks. We're just told what we're told, sir. No need for the attitude.
So. Who do we trust, people? The Beeb or Moffat?
For the full interview check out The Daily Beast.
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