The Walt Disney Company is in talks with British Broadcasting Corp to acquire streaming rights to the new Doctor Who series, according to Bloomberg.
- Currently, Disney is in discussion with BBC about acquiring streaming rights to the new Doctor Who series — potentially globally.
- This is still very early in the process, and there is no guarantee that a deal will be reached.
- Some people who have asked to not be identified but have knowledge of the matter said the show could potentially be on the Disney+ streaming service. If this did happen, BBC would also air the program.
- This series first appeared on television in 1963 and follows the adventures of the Doctor. There have been more than a dozen actors who have played this role, but the latest was Jodie Whittaker. She was the first woman to do so.
- Earlier this year, BBC revealed that Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa had been selected to take over the role, making him the first Black actor to play the titular Doctor.