Doctor Who is staying Britain

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 July 2011
Steven Moffat

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat

'Doctor Who' will never relocate to the US, according to head writer and producer Steven Moffat

'Doctor Who' will never relocate to the US, according to Steven Moffat.

The showrunner insists the BBC One sci-fi programme will always be mainly shot in Britain, even though some of the most recent episodes have been filmed in America and it has been enjoying ratings success in the US.

He said: "It's entirely about story. I don't think in order to make 'Doctor Who' successful in America you have to make stories set in America.

"I'd like to [film more in America, although] I don't think it's necessary."

Steven also revealed future episodes of 'Doctor Who' will continue to probe the darker side of the Time Lord's psyche.

He added: "The dark side of a man who could have caused the end of the universe is considerable."

The recent trailer for the autumn run of episodes appeared to show Hitler thanking The Doctor - played by Matt Smith - for saving his life, but Steven is adamant the Nazi leader is not helped by the time traveller in the adventure 'Let's Kill Hitler'.

Steven said: "I think we can unequivocally say we're against Hitler.

"I think the worst thing you can do to that awful man is take the mickey out of him on 'Doctor Who'. Don't worry, we're not going to save Hitler."

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