When is Doctor Who back on our TV screens, and where can we watch it?
We all need our TARDIS fix. New series of Doctor Who have been a little sporadic of late, with the global pandemic having forced many production companies to delay, curtail or even cancel their shows. Fortunately, for those asking “When is Doctor Who back?” the answer is “Soon!” The show’s 13th series is on the horizon, and the BBC has said that it will return in the autumn (or fall) of 2021, meaning that it should arrive in October or November.
The latest series will be one complete story, told over six episodes, making it one of the longest Doctor Who adventures of all time. Moreover, we haven’t had a story span an entire season since 1986’s ‘The Trial of a Time Lord,’ although that was made up of multiple, shorter adventures.
Will Doctor Who return in 2022?
Undoubtedly, people will still be asking “When is Doctor Who back?” in 2022, and those people need have no fear. Whilst there won’t be a full season in 2022, the BBC has confirmed that three specials will air that year; the first will be on the 1st January 2022, with the other two arriving later in the year. The final special will be the last to feature Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, and will be screened as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.
Will there be a Doctor Who Season 14?
Yes! “When is Doctor Who back on TV in 2023?” you may well ask. (Well, you haven’t yet, but you soon will.) We don’t know the answer as yet, but it’s worth remembering that 2023 will mark the programme’s 60th anniversary, and the BBC has big plans. It recently announced that former showrunner Russell T Davies would be returning to the fold in 2023, and would be overseeing “series beyond.” Now, this could be one standalone series, or several.
But one way or the other, there will definitely be a Doctor Who Season 14 and (if we had to guess) it will probably air in 2024. So set your alarm clocks!
Is Doctor Who on Netflix?
Sadly, there is no Doctor Who on Netflix at the time of writing. So if you’re a streamer and you’re wondering “When is Doctor Who back on TV?” the answer is never, if you don’t have a TV license.
Well, that’s not entirely true. There are many other streaming options available. All of the classic Doctor Who episodes are available on Britbox, and you can watch all of the new Doctor Who episodes (from 2005 onwards) on the BBC iPlayer, if you have a TV license. Then of course there are all the DVD and Blu-ray options, and there are some very nice steelbooks available if you fancy brightening up your shelves!
Where does Doctor Who stream?
So when is Doctor Who back on TV for all the other people who want to stream it? Well, if you’re in America, the best option would probably be HBO Max. This subscription service has all of the new Doctor Who episodes, and its prices start at $9.99 a month. From then on, you will have access to the complete Doctor Who back catalogue from 2005; you can relive the mystery of the Bad Wolf, the Army of Ghosts, and the arrival of the mysterious Professor Yana. The Pandorica will open, and silence will fall…
Is Doctor Who on Hulu?
No, Doctor Who is not available on Hulu at the time of writing. Although the platform does have some HBO content, the licensed programmes (like Doctor Who) can only be found on HBO Max.
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