Writer Neil Gaiman has done some amazing work on Doctor Who thus far, and he’s only had one episode aired thus far. Another one is coming up and personally I’ve got a serious nerd boner about what he’s going to put together this time. The rumor mill has been talking lately about the potential departure of Steven Moffat from the role of showrunner for the series, so naturally people have been wondering who is going to be taking over. And, of course, some have been gravitating towards Gaiman and bugging him with questions about whether he’d be willing to take over or not. Check out Gaiman’s response below.
I would love to do more Doctor Who. There’s so much stuff I’d love to do. Right now, it’s impossible. Right now I’m looking at it with that kind of horrible feeling that you genuinely can’t stop and raid the sweet shop. You’re on the bus and you’re going past and you’re going to be late for school if you go… so I tend to laugh when people say “Would you like to be the next showrunner after Moffat?” I don’t even have time to write an episode! You want me to be showrunner? Nothing else will happen in my entire life!
So there you have it folks, Gaiman has a shit-ton to do and couldn’t possibly devote all the time necessary to running a huge project like Doctor Who. He’s not going to sacrifice his career (and his Amanda Palmer sexy-time) to appease fans, no matter how brilliant he might be. So stop bugging him already.
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.