‘Doctor Who’ Heading To Amazon Prime In Deal With BBC


Doctor Who is heading to AmVicki Garfinkelazon Prime as part of an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with the BBC.

Under the pact, Prime Video will be the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the modern version of the sci-fi series. Starting this Sunday, Seasons 1-8 will be available for Prime members, along with all holiday special episodes.

Season 9 will be available on Prime Video this fall as well as the Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song.

Doctor Who had been available on Netflix until the streaming service’s rights to the series expired on February 1.

Doctor Who, a BBC Production, began airing on BBC America in 2005. It follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey. He travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS – short for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space – with numerous companions in an effort to continuously save the world. Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi have all played the Doctor in the hit series.

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