Disney+ Actively Pursuing a Doctor that Streaming Deal With the BBC
Disney remains in talks with the BBC regarding acquiring the rights to stream a new Doctor Who collection.
Bloomberg reported that the two streaming titans are currently in discussions ahead of the show’s wedding anniversary unique later on this year. There is no warranty that the two will certainly reach an offer making Disney+ Doctor Who’s brand-new streaming home, according to confidential sources privy to the possible offer. Disney whovians and fans alike might see the sci-fi show air on the Disney+ streaming system as well as with BBC if the deal goes via. doctor Who has aired virtually specifically with BBC because the program premiered in 1963 and has actually been housed periodically on different systems for worldwide visitors, its existing streaming residence being the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned HBO Max.
Star David Tennant played the Tenth Doctor for 3 periods as well as nine specials, and is set to return for the program’s 60th wedding anniversary special along with Donna Noble star Catherine Tate. As of writing, the current star to play the Doctor is Jodie Whittaker, selecting up the sonic screwdriver as the first female manifestation of the protagonist, the Thirteenth Doctor.
Whittaker’s function within the Doctor Who legacy isn’t only as the very first female to represent the Doctor, yet also as the very first honestly queer incarnation. LGBTQ+ representation has existed within the show before Whittaker joined Doctor Who, with personalities like Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie). Showrunners Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat, as well as Chris Chibnall not only continued to produce queer personalities on the program, however usually cast queer actors these functions.
The BBC revealed in May that Scottish actor Ncuti Gawa will certainly step into the function of the Fourteenth Doctor after Whittaker’s period ends. He is the first Black star to portray the character, as well as has actually formerly appeared on Netflix’s comedy show Sex Education, for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television in 2020. He was additionally nominated multiple times for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance.
doctor Who’s next special is set to premiere in 2023. Seasons 1 with 13 of the series are streaming now on HBO Max.