Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Disney+ Becomes New Home for Upcoming Seasons of 'Doctor Who' Outside The UK and Ireland

The BBC and Disney Branded Television have today announced that Disney+ will become the exclusive home for new seasons of the original drama series Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland. New episodes will begin streaming in late 2023.

The announcement today comes after Jodie Whittaker's final episode as The Doctor was released earlier this week. New episodes will return in November 2023 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the series. David Tennant will play the Fourteenth Doctor for three specials, before Ncuti Gatwa takes over the role as the Fifteenth Doctor. Series creator Russell T Davies returns as showrunner for the upcoming season.

"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," said Davies.

"We are thrilled to announce this exciting global partnership with Disney who are the perfect partners to bring this very British show to the rest of the world," added Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC. "Russell T Davies' vision for Doctor Who has always been out of this world and we are committed to ensuring that audiences across the globe get the opportunity to enjoy the Doctor's epic adventures with the scale and ambition that they deserve. Joining forces with Disney will elevate the show to even greater heights and reach new audiences so it's an extremely exciting time for fans in the UK and across the world."

"We're excited by the opportunity to bring new seasons of this beloved franchise exclusively to Disney+ and introduce the show to the next generation of audiences in more than 150 markets around the world," shared Alisa Bowen, President, Disney+. "The series is a perfect addition to our ever-growing catalog of global content that continues to make Disney+ the home for exceptional storytelling."