Wednesday 27 July 2022

Doctor Who on Disney+?

According to Bloomberg, Disney is purportedly in talks with the BBC to bring Doctor Who to Disney+ for the long-running sci-fi series 60th anniversary in 2023.

Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) takes over the helm of the TARDIS, from Jodie Whittaker, with returning showrunner Russell T Davies (It's A Sin) back at the console controls from the autumn. Davies was instrumental in the revival of Doctor Who in 2005.

It’s worth noting Doctor Who has previously been available on Amazon Prime and Netflix and is currently on HBO Max in the US. All 13 series since 2005 are on BBC iPlayer. BritBox is exclusively streaming classic episodes in the UK.

As a lifelong fan of Doctor Who since watching Tom Baker's era with my dad, I'd welcome seeing all incarnations and spin-off series on Disney+.

Allons-y! There's a concerted effort to rekindle the franchise's popularity with mainstream audiences. David Tennant and Catherine Tate are back as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble respectively.

Doctor Who: Unleashed will be a reboot of the fan-favourite making of spin-off Doctor Who Confidential to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Davies has hinted there's going to be more spin-offs like Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The new series of Doctor Who, a co-production with Sony's Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials), would be an excellent addition to Disney+. But what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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