Doctor Who Disney deal: ‘Doctor Who’ prepares for major spin-off in ground-breaking new deal with Disney+
A source claimed that fans can expect to see the Sontarans, Sea Devils and Weeping Angels in different series illustrating what they get up to when the Doctor isn’t there to stop them.
Russell T Davies returns as showrunner.
Russell T Davies, the showrunner, is moving forward with plans to expand the Whouniverse with Marvel-style spin-offs. Last year, Davies stated that these fascinating new initiatives drew him back to the BBC, and he even hinted at the possibility of a dedicated Doctor Who channel. New methods of presenting stories that have never been done before are emerging. So it simply feels new; he wouldn’t have come back if it didn’t feel fresh.
The showrunner has already expanded the Doctor Who world with Torchwood, starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, and The Sarah Jane Adventures, starring Elisabeth Sladen.
The announcement of the Doctor Who spin-off series follows the announcement that Millie Gibson of ITV Coronation Street fame will portray Ruby Sunday, the Time Lord’s newest companion, in the BBC sci-fi series. Millie said it was like a dream come true for her. She will appear with the new 15th Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa.
Frequently asked questions:
- Why did Millie Gibson leave Coronation Street?
She wanted to pursue other opportunities in her profession.
- Has Ncuti Gatwa worked in other Netflix series?
Ncuti Gatwa has appeared in Netflix’s Sex Education.
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