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‘Doctor Who’ Sets 2024 Release Date for New Season on Disney+ and BBC

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Disney+ and BBC have set a definitive simultaneous global premiere date for the next season of “Doctor Who,” and we have it for you.

Get Ready to Watch

Beginning Friday, May 10th, at 7pm EDT on Disney+ in the U.S. and internationally (excluding the UK), audiences will first return to “The Church on Ruby Road,” which premiered last December, and journey through two all-new episodes.

In the UK, the season kicks off Saturday, May 11, at 12am GMT on BBC iPlayer, with the same two new episodes, followed by BBC One later that day.

In the meantime, Disney+ worldwide outside of the UK has the 60th Anniversary trilogy of shows, along with “The Church on Ruby Road,” to catch up on the story.

A full trailer for the new season will debut on March 22.

The New Season

This new season of “Doctor Who” will be the first full season to feature the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, and his companion Ruby Sunday, portrayed by Millie Gibson, who may only be in this one season.

Viewers will follow the Doctor and Ruby Sunday through infinite adventures across time and space in the TARDIS. From the Regency era in England to war-torn futures, the duo champion the forces of good while encountering incredible friends and dangerous foes.

Showrunner, executive producer and writer Russell T Davies said: “At last, it’s my great delight to unleash a whole new season of the Doctor and Ruby’s adventures together. Monsters! Chases! Villains! Mysteries! And a terrifying secret that’s been spanning time and space for decades. Don’t miss a second!”

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The previously announced guest cast includes Aneurin Barnard, Anita Dobson, Yasmin Finney, Michelle Greenidge, Jonathan Groff, Bonnie Langford, Genesis Lynea, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush, Indira Varma and Angela Wynter.

Jinkx Monsoon will also debut as “the Doctor’s most powerful enemy yet.”

“Doctor Who” is produced by Bad Wolf, with BBC Studios for Disney Branded Television and BBC. Under the creative vision of Davies, the additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. The new season features episodes directed by Ben Chessell, Jamie Donoughue, Julie Anne Robinson and Dylan Holmes Williams.

Disney+ acquired worldwide streaming rights outside of the UK to the series in 2022.

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