The reason Steven Moffat oversaw Doctor Who series 10 was down to his replacement as showrunner, Chris Chibnall, having commitments to finish his Broadchurch series. S
eries three of the show wrapped up earlier this year, and it’s just finished its US run too. And in the aftermath of that, Chris Chibnall has been chatting to Entertainment Weekly about its future.
“I don’t have any other series for this world”, he said of the show, and the chances of a fourth series. “There were these three stories. I wouldn’t want to do repeated versions of these crimes. I don’t think that would ring true to me. So, at the moment, I don’t think I have another story for this world and I’m not sure that will change, really. So, I think it’s probably goodbye for good”.
For the next few years, Chibnall’s commitments to making Doctor Who are going to dominate his schedule anyway. Chibnall did admit that there have been suggestions of taking Broadchurch overseas, but there seems little real temptation to do so.
Broadchurch, it seems, is over for good.