Doctor Who leaves the ABC for Disney+

It was fun while it lasted, but it's been confirmed that the Doctor will be leaving the ABC after a long and fruitful relationship.

After a relationship spanning more than 50 years, the Doctor and the ABC are parting ways. The news follows a BBC announcement that it will partner with Disney+ to continue the series.

According to the British broadcaster: ‘The BBC and Disney Branded Television – two giants of entertainment – have come together to transform Doctor Who into a global franchise for UK audiences and the rest of the world.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites