American fans of the “Doctor Who” are left confused and devastated. The poor fans are already heartbroken because the series won’t be streaming anymore either on Netflix or on Hulu. They are confused because sometime back, Amazon video had tweeted that the show will mark its presence on Amazon Prime.
However, Tech Times has now reported that Amazon Video has deleted the tweet and also of any evidence that such an announcement was ever made. So will the American fans of “Doctor Who” get a date with the Time Lord after all?
The villain in the proceedings seem to be the “exclusivity.” According to The Verge, Amazon had a licensing deal with the BBC, which allowed other subscription services like Netflix to carry the same shows at the same time. This doesn’t align with Amazon’s current strategic goals. The Verge reveals that it is choosing not to renew the agreement.
There have also been murmurs about BBC launching its own paid streaming service in the US. Industry watchers opine that this might have prompted the company to pull the plug on the popular series on Netflix and Hulu, explains Tech Times. Even though there is no word from Amazon as yet, viewers can still expect some announcement soon, given that the streaming service had gone into the trouble of featuring it in a video.
Another reason for staying optimistic is a fact that despite many changes, “Doctor Who” season 10 is scheduled to start shooting, states Inquisitr. The changes include the departure of Jenna Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald and “Doctor Who” showrunner, Steven Moffat. It is also rumoured that the Doctor himself, played by Peter Capaldi, may also say his goodbye soon.
Inquisitr reports that sources from BBC have maintained that the bosses have already started discussing a fresh start when Steven leaves. “They’ve been happy with what Peter has brought to the role but some think it might make sense to give Chris [Chibnall] his own choice of actor to play the Doctor,” disclosed the sources. “They hope he will be able to find someone who can have the same impact as Matt Smith did when Steven Moffat kicked off his run as executive producer,” they added.