No more Doctor Who spin-offs planned

Doctor WhoThere are no plans to launch further spin-offs from Doctor Who.

Steven Moffat has revealed that, at present, he doesn’t plan on launching any more spin-offs from Doctor Who. The showrunner announced there would be no more spin-offs at the Doctor Who Convention which took place in Cardiff over the weekend.  “I’m not against it. Spinoff shows happen because you think ‘That is so good, you should spin it off’ – but personally I’m relatively busy’ Steven Moffat told fans. Executive producer Caroline Skinner did add to the possibility of future spin-offs by saying ‘you never know’.

Since Doctor Who was revived in 2005 it has spawned two spin-offs as well as the BBC Three behind-the-scenes series Doctor Who Confidential which was cancelled last year. The first spin-off to be launched, created by Russell T Davies, was Cardiff based Torchwood which starred John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper. So far four seasons of Torchwood have aired, the most recent last year, but the future of the series is currently unclear.

The second spin-off was The Sarah Jane Adventures which launched in 2007 and starred the late Elisabeth Sladen. The BBC decided not to continue the CBBC series, set in London, after the death of Sladen last year. At the time The Sun claimed the BBC would continue the series but the corporation were quick to deny it had any such plans.

A third spin-off which would have seen Billie Piper continue in her role of Rose Tyler was reportedly planned by Russell T. Davies. However, the writer decided it would be a “spin-off too far” and scrapped the project.