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Doctor Who US remake would be insane, says Steven Moffat

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Steven Moffat has suggested that US remakes of his BBC shows would not work.

Moffat is the executive producer and head writer on Doctor Who and co-creator of detective drama Sherlock - two of the UK's most successful television exports.

Lead Writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who: Steven Moffat

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Steven Moffat


Talking to BBC News, Moffat said: "Sherlock and Doctor Who are both doing rather well but they couldn't be more definitively British. They're obtusely British. They're about as British as it gets."

When asked if any overseas networks had approached him to remake cult classic Doctor Who, he went on to say: "If anyone were to ask me, I'd say it's an absolutely insane idea.

"You couldn't have more than one Doctor Who in the world. It would just be dreadful."

Moffat also reiterated that he had declined CBS's approach to remake Sherlock, before the network went ahead with their own Holmes series Elementary regardless.

"We don't own Sherlock Holmes, we don't even own the idea of updating Sherlock Holmes," he noted. "That's been done before - several times actually. So there's no action to be taken."

Steven Moffat, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman at the official 'Doctor Who' Celebration.

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Steven Moffat with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman at the official Doctor Who Celebration


Moffat also went on to say that even though Doctor Who is a worldwide hit, audiences will mostly watch shows made by their own country, stating: "There are no shows from America that are big hits in Britain.

"They're all minor hits. Your mates may talk about them but no-one's watching them. They're getting squashed by the locally-made shows. Always."

Moffat recently revealed that he would quit Doctor Who before he quits Sherlock.

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