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Former Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Didn't Cast A Female Doctor In Order To Not Upset Conservatives

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, December 05 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Former Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Didn't Cast A Female Doctor In Order To Not Upset Conservatives

He had those less than progressive individuals to worry about.


Source: Telegraph

Now that he's no longer showrunner of Doctor WhoSteven Moffat believes that it's the proper time for a female Doctor, since he doesn't have to deal with any backlash. In an interview with the Radio Times, Moffat discussed how he toyed with the idea of a female Doctor, but ultimately decided against it.

"This isn't a show exclusively for progressive liberals; this is also for people who voted Brexit. That's not me politically at all - but we have to keep everyone on board."

Moffat's worry stemmed from "Daily Mail-reading viewers" who he thought would complain about a female Doctor. Don't want to anger those conservatives who prefer an often non-violent protagonist that abandons an isolationist society to use its advanced technology to right injustices and defend the defenseless from evil. Couldn't have that.

Chris Chibnall, who is replacing Moffat as showrunner, has cast Jodie Whittaker in the role, which was announced earlier this summer.





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