USA: David Tennant Seasons Of Doctor Who Launch On Disney XD From May
Disney XD have acquired the rights to air Doctor Who seasons 2 - 4 in the USA starting from next month, bringing the show and its star David Tennant to a whole new American audience. The episodes featuring David as the tenth incarnation of the iconic chatacter, the Doctor, were originally broadcast on BBC One in the UK between 2006 - 2008. They premiered in the USA on BBC America.
The episodes will begin with a season preview on Saturday 9th May at 9pm ET/PT when the season two opener New Earth will be shown. As the newly regenerated Doctor, David Tennant is paired with Billie Piper as companion Rose Tyler as they board the TARDIS for new adventures in space and time. But when they visit mankind far into the future they find gruesome secrets hidden in the depths of a hospital and come face to face with former adversary, the paper thin Cassandra, voiced by Zoe Wanamaker.
The full season rollout will begin on Saturday 13th June with a special week long programming event, "Adventures in Time and Space", which will give fans eight episodes airing daily until Saturday 20th June. From 14th June the episodes will also be available on demand on the Watch Disney XD app. Fans can expect to meet werewolves, Queen Victoria, Clockwork Droids, and classic foes the Daleks and the Cybermen. Look out for guest appearances from Noel Clarke, Pauline Collins, Sophia Myles and Elisabeth Sladen, among many others.
Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD said of the channel's new acquisition, "It has been a pleasure working with BBC, and we are thrilled that their hallmark drama series 'Doctor Who' is joining the Disney XD programming line-up. This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love. The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues' gallery of villains from around the universe."
Matt Forde of BBC Worldwide North America added, "Disney XD is recognized for its family-friendly programming, making the channel a great partner to introduce the David Tennant seasons of 'Doctor Who' to a new generation of viewers."