Doctor Who to stream exclusively on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max
Variety brings word that all 11 seasons of Doctor Who will begin exclusively streaming on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max when the platform launches in spring 2020. The company acquired streaming sites to the hit sci-fi series as part of their deal with BBC Studios, which includes streaming future seasons of Doctor Who after they air on BBC America.
“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. Another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max,” said Kevin Reilly, a chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV.
Thanks to the deal, HBO Max has acquired hundreds of episodes of other BBC series, such as The Office, Top Gear, Luther, and The Honorable Woman. The acquired series join HBO Max’s ever-growing content library that includes Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Pretty Little Liars, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Veep, and Game of Thrones. New BBC titles such as Pure, Trigonometry, Stath Lets Flats, Home, and Ghost will also begin exclusively streaming on HBO Max at launch.
So far, original programming for the platform includes the Gossip Girl spinoff sequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, based on the universe created by Frank Herbert’s Dune with Denis Villeneuve set to direct, and Made for Love starring Cristin Milioti. As far as features go, HBO Max previously announced deals with producer Greg Berlanti, who is set to produce four initial films, and Reese Witherspoon, who will produce at least two movies.