Alright, Whovians. There have been rumors swirling for months now, and it’s official: the Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, is officially regenerating. As Radio Times reports, Moffat will be turning over the show to Chris Chibnall, a long-time Whovian and writer on the show Broadchurch (which, incidentally starred the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant). That’s means that after the show’s tenth season, the days of a Moffat-run Doctor Who are officially over.
There’s just one tiny catch.
BBC1, Doctor Who‘s British home, is not planning on airing the tenth season of the show until spring of 2017 to make sure the show isn’t overshadowed by the UEFA European Championship and the Olympics–which means we won’t be experiencing Chibnall’s Doctor Who until 2018. But don’t get too upset, Whovians. Our Christmas tradition of spending the 25th of December with the Doctor won’t be ruined in 2016. The Moffat-helmed Christmas special will air in 2016 as planned, though it’s still unclear what they’ll do about Twelve’s companion situation.