Doctor Who's Steven Moffat will stick around a little longer than Whovians originally thought.

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The showrunner will hand over the keys to the TARDIS following season 10, but Moffat's recent statements indicate that he will be involved in more than just the 2016 Christmas special and the following 12 episodes. Now, it appears as if the 2017 holiday season play host to another one of Moffat's creations.

"Ahead of me this year I have 14 Doctor Whos and 3 Sherlock films, so the last thing I'm doing is contemplating work beyond that," Moffat said, according to Doctor Who TV. "But the day's coming when I'll have to."

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This announcement lends credence to the idea that Peter Capaldi (Twelve) may also be ready to step down. Just as David Tennant departed the iconic series when Russell T Davies handed over the reigns to Moffat, Chris Chibnall may get to start of his tenure with the Thirteenth Doctor.

"This could be my final year - it's terrifying," Capaldi previously told The Telegraph. "I love Doctor Who but it can be quite an insular world and I do want to do other things."

Doctor Who will return to the BBC and BBC America on Dec. 25.