USA: David Tennant Era Doctor Who Launch Event Begins On Disney XD
Today sees the full season rollout of Doctor Who on Disney XD in the USA. The special launch sees an exciting week long programming event, "Adventures in Time and Space", which will give fans new episodes airing daily until Saturday 20th June. David Tennant stars as the Tenth incarnation of the enigmatic Time Lord, the Doctor.
Disney XD have been showing the first epsiode of season 2, New Earth, for the last few weeks as a taster for the series. Tonight at 9pm ET comes the launch proper as David Tennant and Billie Piper star in Tooth And Claw. The episode repeats at 11.30pm and a Spanish language version will simultaneously air on Disney XD en Español.
Doctor Who (S2 E2) Tooth And Claw
The Doctor and Rose travel back to 19th-century Scotland, where they encounter Queen Victoria (Pauline Collins) and discover the sinister plot of an order of warrior monks. Meanwhile, local legends of a werewolf prowling the Highlands turn out to be more fact than fiction.
From 14th June the episodes will also be available on demand on the Watch Disney XD app. As the series continues fans can expect to meet classic foes the Cybermen as well as new enemies and friends across space and time. Look out for guest appearances from Noel Clarke, Pauline Collins, Sophia Myles and Elisabeth Sladen, among many others.
Disney XD have acquired the rights to air Doctor Who seasons 2 - 4 in the USA, bringing the show and its star David Tennant to a whole new American audience.
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."