There is news flowing in for ardent “Doctor Who” fans, and even those who would like to begin to religiously follow the series can do so on Amazon Prime starting March 27.
Following the expiry of the BBC’s North American licensing agreements with Hulu Plus and Netflix, Amazon Prime has bagged the rights to the popular series. It’s time to bring out the popcorn since chances are many will be binge watching eight seasons of the show. Yes, that’s right. Amazon Prime members will be able to stream the eight seasons for free starting March 27, as noted by Digital Trends.
If you are wondering about the holiday specials of the show, it will be made available to stream as well. Plus, there is always looking forward to more seasons being added along the way. Reportedly, you could catch Season 9 of the sci-fi series during the fall this year. According to Variety, fans will also get to see “The Husbands of River Song,” a Christmas special during that time. And as many may be expecting, Season 10 of “Doctor Who” is in the pipeline and it will be rolled out in 2017.
There have been a number of iterations with the series first airing in 1963. The current one premiered in 2005 and has featured a number of actors who have played the titular character. In the very recent seasons, the popular Doctor has been portrayed by Christopher Eccleston (“Thor: The Dark World”), David Tennant (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), Matt Smith (“Terminator Genisys”) and Peter Capaldi (“World War Z.”)
The show involves traveling through space and time with different sidekicks to save the world from various perils. The current BBC “Doctor Who” series has been created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers.)
Starting March 27, you can catch “Doctor Who” Season 1-8 on Amazon Prime. You can keep coming back for more updates on your favourite series.