Steven Moffat: Doctor Who will last at least another five years

Steven Moffat: Doctor Who will last at least another five years

'Doctor Who' will continue for at least another five years.

Steven Moffat, the writer and producer of the iconic sci-fi show, says he's unsurprised the revived programme has thrived over the last decade, but is shocked the BBC are keen to extend it for another five years.

He shared: "I thought it would last ten years. I didn't think it would last ten years with BBC Worldwide trying to get me in a room to talk about their plan for the next five years!

"It's going to do a minimum of 15. I mean, it could do 26!"

The award-winning producer said the show's popularity tricks viewers into thinking success has been "easy" to achieve, but he's attributed it to good casting.

Steven - who is currently working with Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord - told Doctor Who magazine: "That's not to say its easy. It's not easy to find new people. It's not easy to find new Doctors. That could be the danger - that you start to think that it's easy. There's nothing easy about doing Doctor Who."

Steven, 53, also revealed the programme's popularity has barely wavered over the last decade and internationally, it has actually increased.

He explained: "Ten years on, our ratings are pretty much the same. Actually, internationally, bigger. No show does that! You're meant to go down! Doctor Who just stays. It's extraordinary!"