“Doctor Who” Headed to Disney+ in 2023

Doctor Who is heading to Disney+. The announcement was made on Live with Kelly and Ryan by the next Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa. BBC and Disney Branded Television are coming together to take Doctor Who globally. This iconic British show will continue to be broadcast on the BBC in UK and Ireland. The rest of the world will be able to see Doctor Who on Disney+.

BBC and Disney Branded Television have come together with returning show runner Russel T. Davies, who is taking over the show once again in 2023. He was behind Doctor Who’s revival in 2005 and is frequently given credit for turning it into one of televisions greatest hits.

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.”

“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.  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.” said Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer. ” 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.”

New episodes of the show will arrive on the BBC and Disney+ in November 2023. This will coincide with the show’s 60th anniversary. It will be produced by Wales by Bad Wolf with BBC Studios Production.

With the announcement of the partnership between the BBC and Disney+, a new logo for the show was also revealed. It is billed as a new logo for a new era.

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Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television said, “Doctor Who has captivated the imaginations of families around the world for the past six decades. We are so excited about this collaboration with the BBC, and the opportunity to bring this iconic franchise – and Russell T Davies’ brilliant vision – to life for a huge new global audience. Grab your sonic screwdrivers and prepare to travel through time and space!”

“We’re delighted to join forces with a partner who shares our vision and ambition for one of the most iconic shows in British TV history. This is great news for everyone who loves Doctor Who, and for all the new fans we will reach through this powerful partnership.” said Rebecca Glashow, CEO, Global Distribution, BBC Studios.

Alisa Bowen, President, Disney+ said, “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. The series is a perfect addition to our ever-growing catalog of global content that continues to make Disney+ the home for exceptional storytelling.”

Jane Tranter & Julie Gardner, Executive Producers and Co-founders, Bad Wolf, also shared their thoughts saying,”For Doctor Who to have the backing of two of the most innovative and respected media organizations in the world is a testament to the unique drive and vision at the heart of this show.  Bad Wolf are beyond delighted to be once again working with the genius that is Russell T Davies and, with the exciting new partnership between the BBC and Disney, we can together reach to even greater heights, producing from Wolf Studios Wales ambitious stories through time and space for audiences across the globe.”

The arrival of new episodes of Doctor Who will continue to add more content to the Disney+ library around the globe. What do you think of this show arriving on Disney’s streaming service? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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