Steven Moffat: ”Doctor Who’ finale will change everything’

'It's full of surprises and questions that have never been answered before,' promises showrunner

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has promised that series finale ‘The Name Of The Doctor’ “changes everything”.

Digital Spy reports that Moffat said the episode will “change the course of Who forever” and went on to tease: “It’s full of surprises and questions that have never been answered in the history of Who, including the Doctor’s greatest secret. We’ll also find out what makes his new companion [Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman] so impossible and there’s a surprise that no-one has got right so far.”

Speaking about the mystery surrounding her character, meanwhile – due to her seeming multiple identities which suggest she has met the Doctor twice before – Coleman said: “All I can say is that Clara hasn’t just met the Doctor three times before.”


Moffat also spoke about the new villains who will appear in the finale episode, The Whispermen. “Having brought back two of the classics, the Ice Warriors and the Cybermen, this year we wanted a brand new monster to create chills in the finale,” he said. “And the thought of stylish, whispering, almost faceless creatures was an idea that firstly scared me and that I thought would work well in an episode that looks forward and back.”

This year will also see the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, with former stars David Tennant and Billie Piper returning for one-off appearances. You can watch the trailer by clicking below.