In 2023, the British cult series “Doctor Who” will celebrate its 60th anniversary. In keeping with this, a new logo has now been presented, which was apparently strongly inspired by the former logo from the Tom Baker era.
But not only the logo is new, but also the Doctor himself – or the Doctors! After the regeneration of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in the last special “The Power of the Doctor”, David Tennant, known as the 10th Doctor, appeared as the new 14th Doctor.
It was already known that Tennant would return in three “Doctor Who” specials in 2023, before Ncuti Gatwa takes over as the 15th Doctor, commanding the Tardis in upcoming seasons.
What is new, however, is the information that “Doctor Who” will find a new international home when the upcoming Tennant specials begin in November 2023. While the BBC will hold on to “Doctor Who” in the UK and Ireland, Disney+ will release the new episodes everywhere else.
So far, “Doctor Who” has had different broadcasting slots, for example on Fox or One, while seasons 1 to 13 can be streamed on the Amazon channel BBC Player. This will probably change little in the future, because the Disney+ deal applies to the new “Doctor Who” episodes from season 14. The previous seasons will therefore remain on other channels and platforms, only the adventures of the 14th and 15th Doctor will probably be seen exclusively on Disney+.
It’s not impossible that earlier seasons will also come to Disney+ one day, existing contracts with other providers probably prevent a complete takeover here. In the USA, for example, HBO Max owns the rights to seasons 1 to 13.
There is no exact start date for the upcoming “Doctor Who” episodes yet – after all, season 13 just ended – but fans of David Tennant can soon look forward to a reunion with the demon Crowley, as season 2 of “Good Omens” is scheduled to appear on Amazon Prime Video at the end of 2022.