Speaking to Digital Spy at the Doctor Who Celebration, showrunner Stephen Moffat quashed the idea of an Eighth Doctor prequel series inspired by Paul McGann’s fantastic performance in The Night Of The Doctor webisode.
“This [50th anniversary] is a party time, so we’re doing things differently,” Moffat said.
“One Doctor at a time is the real rule – ‘Who would be on the lunchbox?’ is always my question when we talk about having more than one Doctor.
“I have a slight paranoia that at the moment it seems like every bugger’s playing the Doctor – more or less all of Equity!” he continued.
“Quite soon, it’s going to go back to, ‘There is one Doctor and that’s who he is’. He’s one man with many faces; he’s not a committee of people with unusual hair.”