Disney+ will quickly add all of house and time to its library, with long-running British scifi favourite “Physician Who” touchdown on the platform in 2023.
The announcement got here early Tuesday morning when Ncuti Gatwa, the following actor to play the title character, appeared on “Stay with Kelly and Ryan” on ABC.
A publish on the official “Physician Who” Twitter account additionally shared the information.
“Physician Who returns in 2023 on the @BBC within the UK and @DisneyPlus in the remainder of the world,” the tweet learn partly.
Going ahead, the present will air stay on the British Broadcasting Company — the community the place the present bought its begin in 1963 — in the UK and Eire. In all different international locations, “Physician Who” will discover its “unique residence” on Disney+, a press launch on the BBC’s webpage for the present said.
“The brand new episodes will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ starting in late 2023 for followers everywhere in the world. The present will likely be produced in Wales by Unhealthy Wolf with BBC Studios Productions,” the discharge stated.
The identical tweet on the official “Physician Who” Twitter account additionally introduced a brand new emblem for the present, in preparation for “a brand new period.”
That period is heralded by the arrival of newcomers like Gatwa, greatest identified for his function as Eric Effiong in Netflix’s “Intercourse Training.” He is set to take over the function of “Physician Who”‘s most important character from from actor Jodie Whittaker, who started taking part in the Physician in October of 2018.
It is also heralded by the return of some acquainted faces beloved by followers.
Russell T. Davies, who rebooted the present in 2005 after an extended hiatus, introduced his return as head author and showrunner earlier this 12 months. He formally takes over in 2023 with the brand new episodes.
“I really like this present, and that is the most effective of each worlds – with the imaginative and prescient and pleasure of the BBC and Disney+ collectively we are able to launch the TARDIS throughout the planet, reaching a brand new era of followers whereas holding our conventional residence firmly on the BBC within the UK,” he stated within the launch.
Additionally returning, to the joy and confusion of many followers, are fan-favorite actors David Tennant, who performed the tenth incarnation of the Physician, and Catherine Tate, who performed companion character Donna Noble.
With a median viewing viewers between three and 5 million individuals based on Radio Instances, even in its lower-rated years, the arrival of “Physician Who” is more likely to carry numerous new viewers to the Disney streaming platform.
However excited followers have some time to attend — the brand new episodes will air in November of 2023.