It was announced today that Disney+ will become the new global streaming home for the hit BBC series Doctor Who.
Under a shared creative vision, the BBC and Disney Branded Television will deliver this quintessentially British show to future generations on an unprecedented scale with Disney+ as the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland. The announcement was made this morning by the next Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa, during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Fans of the show will be excited, as next year will see the show celebrate 60 years since it’s original airing in the UK. A series of three specials will see David Tennant and Catherine Tate for more adventures. As previously mentioned, next year will also see Ncuti Gatwa take on the mantle as the famous Time Lord.
The move to Disney+ has been rumoured for quite some time. Fans will be delighted to know that the impossible is now finally possible!
Both partners have aligned under returning showrunner Russell T Davies’ bold vision, who takes control of the TARDIS in 2023. He was responsible for Doctor Who‘s revival in 2005. He is credited with propelling the show into one of TV’s biggest hits.
Russell T Davies said “I love this show, and this is the best of both worlds. With the vision and joy of the BBC and Disney+ together we can launch the TARDIS all around the planet. Reaching a new generation of fans while keeping our traditional home firmly on the BBC in the UK.”
The new episodes will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ beginning in late 2023 for fans all over the world. The show will be produced in Wales by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Production. Are you excited by this news?