Don't blink! Because Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that he's “probably done” with one of his most beloved creations: the Weeping Angels. And he explains why.
That was the bit of bad news.
But the good news is: Moffat hasn’t ruled out other writers taking on the popular scary monsters.
In an interview with Nerd3, Moffat said:
“I’m probably done to be honest on what you can do with the Weeping Angels. But other writers have to have a go. There’s only so many times you can think, ‘Right, it’s a chase scene and statues’. How many times can the lights flicker? What happens if a moth sees them? Is the alien invasion cancelled at that point?”
However, the Who showrunner has revealed that another -- and quite unknown and mysterious at present -- Doctor Who writer had pitched him an idea that included them.
“It’s not going to happen but a very good Doctor Who writer pitched a great idea for the Weeping Angels the other day and I was very excited about it. “We had a long phone call about it and I went away thinking, ‘That is going to be brilliant!’ And about two days later he admitted he wasn’t going to have time to do it. Hopefully we’ll get to it in the next year.”
Ever since their introduction in “Blink,” the Weeping Angels have been clear-cut fan favorites. Are you at all surprised or disappointed that Steven Moffat is, as he claims, "probably done” with them?
(via Doctor Who TV)