Horowitz on Showrunner Rumours

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Anthony-HorowitzAnthony Horowitz has responded to rumours that he will be replacing Steven Moffat when he eventually departs the show.

The writer, known for the Alex Rider series of novels (and less so for 90s TV series Crime Traveller), stated it was “unlikely” when quizzed on Twitter.

The rumour appears to have originated from missing episode recoverer Philip Morris who apparently claimed: “The guy i’m told is Anthony Horowitz. He will replace Steven Moffat and has been endorsed by Philip Hinchcliffe.”

Moffat previously suggested he had mapped out a large chunk of Series 9 back in June. He said: “I’ve figured out the cliffhanger to the penultimate episode of the next series. And it’s a whopper. Ohh, I don’t think you’ll see this coming!”

UPDATE: Horowitz told io9: “I’m afraid there is no truth in the rumour. I have watched Doctor Who since I was a boy — favourite doctor was Tom Baker. I haven’t seen the new series as I’m abroad.”