When HBO Max launches in spring 2020, all 11 seasons of Doctor Who will be available to stream. This will also mark Season 11's SVOD debut. Moving forward, HBO Max will exclusively host upcoming seasons after they air on BBC America.
Doctor Who isn't the only BBC show to appear on HBO Max. The streaming service will host The Office, Top Gear, Luther and The Honorable Woman, among others. Pure, Trigonometry, Stath Lets Flats, Home and Ghosts are also included in the deal. Over 700 episodes of BBC content will be available on HBO Max.
"Doctor Who is one of television’s all-time, most beloved series, on both sides of the pond, and we are happy to be the exclusive streaming stewards for this BBC gem," Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS and truTV, said in a statement. "Another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max."
"As any Doctor Who fan knows, the iconic TARDIS is 'bigger on the inside' -- and it's a good thing because the TARDIS is about to welcome a whole new slew of fans coming to the show through this deal with HBO Max," added Nigel Gaines, Interim President, BBC Studios -- Americas. "HBO Max's ambitious content line-up is the perfect complement to the Doctor Who global franchise, in addition to some of our most award-winning and game-changing UK dramas and comedies."
"Doctor Who is a program like no other -- an incredibly rich world of stories, packed with adventure, regeneration, heart (two actually) and hope. Our audience is incredibly dedicated and engaged, and we can't wait to work with HBO Max to tell our stories from across all of time and space," Sally de St Croix, Doctor Who Global Franchise Director said.
Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth iteration of the titular Time Lord. Whittaker is joined by co-stars Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill in a series spearheaded by new showrunner, Chris Chibnall. The New Year's Special "Resolution" was the only new episode of 2019, with production of Season 12 now officially unfolding this year. The new episodes are slated to arrive sometime in 2020.