EXCLUSIVE: Steven Moffat Says Peter Jackson Doctor Who Episode "Will Probably Happen"

Steven Moffat reveals that Lord Of The Rings helmer Peter Jackson is still in the frame to direct an episode of Doctor Who one day.

Speaking in the latest issue of SFX, Moffat says that Jackson's ongoing commitments to Middle-earth have prevented him from taking the TARDIS for a spin.

"He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit . I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. He accepts that there’s no money and that there’s no time, and it would have to be when he’s available – and I don’t think he’s even been available enough to answer our emails of late! I think it will probably happen at some point. I mean, he can do what the hell he likes – he owns New Zealand! I think he’s sincere in his Doctor Who fandom, to say the least. He’s a nice guy, he quite often drops me a line after a show goes out. He’s into it – it’s just “Can you make it work?” I think he would also like us to go and make it in New Zealand! And I’m like “Okaaay… I’d rather we just flew you to Cardiff!”

Read more from this exclusive interview - complete with Steven Moffat's episode-by-episode preview of the new series - in SFX 251, on sale now . There are five different Doctor Who covers to collect!

Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday 23 August.

Nick Setchfield
Editor-at-Large, SFX Magazine

Nick Setchfield is the Editor-at-Large for SFX Magazine, writing features, reviews, interviews, and more for the monthly issues. However, he is also a freelance journalist and author with Titan Books. His original novels are called The War in the Dark, and The Spider Dance. He's also written a book on James Bond called Mission Statements.