The BBC’s cult franchise can be seen, outside the United Kingdom and Ireland, on the Disney+ streaming platform

Disney has acquired the streaming rights to the cult Doctor Who franchise, both its library and upcoming seasons, for broadcast on Disney+, outside of the UK and Ireland.

The historic agreement between the BBC and The Walt Disney Company will allow Disney+ subscribers to enjoy one of the most famous titles in the world, including all previous versions of the famous Doctor, as well as the next one, played by Ncuti Gatwa.

The announcement, in fact, was made during an interview by Gatwa himself. The actor will take the reins of the chameleon character after a brief return to the role of David Tennant, who will star in three specials.

“I love this show, and this is the best of both worlds – with the vision and joy of the BBC and Disney+ together we can launch the Tardis all around the planet, reaching a new generation of fans while keeping our traditional home firmly on the BBC in the UK,” said showrunner Russell T. Davies.

“For Doctor Who to have the backing of two of the most innovative and respected media organizations in the world is a testament to the unique drive and vision at the heart of this show,” said Jane Tranter & Julie Gardner, co-founders at Bad Wolf, who are co-producing with the BBC.

Added Alisa Bowen, president of Disney+: “We’re excited by the opportunity to bring new seasons of this beloved franchise exclusively to Disney+ and introduce the show to the next generation of audiencesin more than 150 markets around the world. The series is a perfect addition to our ever-growing catalog of global content that continues to make Disney+ the home for exceptional storytelling.”