Steven Moffat Apologizes for Doctor Who Season 13 Spoilers

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Doctor Who: Flux is almost here and we had previously found out that Season 13 is bringing back the Weeping Angels, thanks to a new video. However, someone actually spoiled that surprise ahead of the recent teaser's release. It's a major spoiler and Steven Moffat has issued an apology for leaking the information before it was officially confirmed.

Earlier this month, the teaser for Doctor Who: Flux was dropped, confirming that Season 13 will bring in a slew of villains led by Sontarans and Weeping Angels. But before the video was shared (in July, to be precise), Moffat had confirmed that the Thirteenth Doctor is facing off against Weeping Angels. The former head writer has since edited his Instagram post and now, he has apologized for the leak.

"I would like to apologize for blowing the return of the Weeping Angels. I really didn't mean to do that. I am tremendously sorry," Moffat said in a video posted to Twitter. "But now you've all seen them in the trailer, you know they're there. Please accept my heartfelt apologies."

Moffatt also pointed out that current Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall wasn't happy about the leak.

"Chris was incredibly cross, and in fact threatened to send the boys round. But I think he rather overestimates his power in that regard," he said.

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It may have been a major spoiler but Whovians are no longer bothered by the leak. After all, the Weeping Angels might be terrible enemies for the Doctor but a welcome one for fans to look forward to. Needless to say, the upcoming season of Doctor Who is going to be a big one.

We already know that both Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker will be leaving Doctor Who after Season 13. For now, it has not yet been revealed who will take over as the new Doctor. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Doctor Who: Flux will premiere on October 31, 2021.

Related: Doctor Who Season 13 Release Date Revealed in New Teaser and Poster


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