Doctor Who now has a home on Disney+
Whovians rejoice! The BBC will always remain the home of the popular sci-fi hit Doctor Whobut Disney has just announced that the company will be working with the BBC to become the new global home of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland. The streaming juggernaut will host upcoming seasons of the legacy show.
In a new press release, Disney states:
“Today the BBC and Disney Branded Television – two giants of entertainment – have come together to change Doctor Who into a global franchise for UK audiences and the rest of the world.
Sharing a creative vision, they will deliver this quintessentially British show to future generations on an unprecedented scale, with Disney+ being the exclusive home for the new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland. The announcement - made by the next Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa, during a performance this morning Live with Kelly and Ryan - begins a new collaboration between the BBC and Disney Branded Television.
Both partners have joined returning showrunner Russell T. Davies' bold vision of taking control of the TARDIS in 2023. He was responsible for the 2005 revival of Doctor Who and is credited with making the show one of TV's biggest hits.
The show is produced in Wales by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Production.”
Showrunner Russell T. Davies commented: "I love this show and this is the best of both worlds - with the vision and joy of the BBC and Disney+ we can launch the TARDIS together around the world and reach a new generation of fans while keeping our traditional home firmly alive." get BBC in UK.”
And Alissa Bowen, President of Disney+, adds: “We are excited for the opportunity to bring new seasons of this beloved franchise exclusively to Disney+ and introduce the show to the next generation of viewers in more than 150 markets around the world. The series is a perfect addition to our ever-expanding catalog of global content that continues to make Disney+ the home of exceptional storytelling.”
The new episodes will air on BBC and Disney+ from early 2019 end of 2023 for fans around the world.
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