“Doctor Who” gets a much bigger budget thanks to Disney

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After 60 years as a hugely cult and iconic series, a new exciting era dawns “Which Doctor” On. Disney signed an exclusive deal with the BBC Disney+ To become the new international home of the British science fiction series. In the UK and Ireland, the BBC retains broadcasting rights, Disney+ However, by the end of 2023, the series will be distributed in more than 150 countries worldwide, starting with three specials, It will feature David Tennant playing the 14th Doctor (who looks like his 10th incarnation)., before Ncuti Gatwa officially took over as the 15th Doctor. Even when old “Which Doctor”It’s still unclear how the deal will affect the seasons.

Along with the BBC, Disney wants to “Which Doctor” Finally becoming a global franchise rather than a British/European phenomenon. Disney knows a lot about franchises. 164 million at present Disney+Subscribers, the series is likely to find its widest distribution to date.

of Disney+However, this deal will have wider implications than series availability. Noisy The Telegraph Disney would invest generously in the series to give the series large episode budgets and thus a film-ready look. “Which Doctor” He’s had a loyal fan base for decades, who weren’t bothered by the series’ usual simplistic ways, but instead found them fascinating. It was not a series known for its rich display value. But Disney is thinking big and wants to expand “Which Doctor” Make a series like a blockbuster. Of course, this also comes with conditions, because as a co-production company, Disney will be creatively involved in the design of the series and add its own input.

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However, we can vouch for everyone with Disneyification “Which Doctor” fear The BBC will retain final decision-making power even after the new deal. Regardless of Disney’s hefty budgets, showrunner Russell T. Davies will be in charge of the creative vision and look of the series. That’s why I don’t expect any major deviations from the norm. Also, substantive rights remain “Which Doctor” The BBC and Disney cannot make derivative works, films or any other work from the universe without the consent of the UK broadcaster.

What do you think about its further development? “Which Doctor”?

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