Season 13 of “Doctor Who” is about to start in Germany, when the BBC surprises with another message going into the future: in the future, all new episodes of the series will be available exclusively on Disney+ (except Great Britain. Ireland, of course , where the BBC publishes itself). So the new doctor introduced by Nkuti Gathwa (We have reported about him in detail here), is experiencing its first adventure, which will take place under the Disney+ umbrella. This means serving over 150 markets worldwide.
Today on the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” show, the new lead actor announced that it will debut in an upcoming special for the series’ 60th anniversary, possibly premiering in November 2023. Then we’ll see the Doctor’s former cast again, including David Tennant, and a new logo has been released.
The obvious question, of course, is: What happens to the old episodes? First, they remain with previous rights holders, according to the decider. As a “Doctor Who” fan, you have to adjust to different platforms if you can’t get everything on DVD or digital. I find this news a little surprising, because the BBC has taken a different path for the new season: new episodes will be shown on the BBC Player channel on Amazon Prime Video from October 31, 2022 – the first time the German premiere of a sci-fi series takes place there. Even after the decision just announced, it will probably remain a one-off. It’s a bit surprising that the rights haven’t already been sold to the Mickey Mouse Group. In this post we covered more about the fact that the premiere will be on the BBC Player channel.
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