Earlier today BBC and Disney made the huge shock announcement that ‘The Doctor’ is set to land their Tardis on Disney Plus in November next year with Disney Plus acting as the new home for the sci-fi hit TV Show ‘Doctor Who’.
Whilst the show will still air exclusively on BBC and BBC iPlayer here in the UK, worldwide the show will begin airing on Disney Plus in 2023 as part of Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary starting in November.
The historic celebrations will see David Tennant return to the role as ‘The Doctor’ with former companion Donna Noble making a shock return to the show once again played by Catherine Tate.When the 60th celebrations come to a close Ncuti Gatwa will take over the role of the Doctor as the timelord enters his 15th incarnation.
Speaking on the historic partnership between Disney and BBC showrunner Russell T Davies had the following to say:
“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.”
As huge fans of both Doctor Who and Disney we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Doctor Who on the Disney platform as we certainly hope to see the Doctor popping up anywhere and everywhere Disney and BBC will allow it.