HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s OTT planned to be launched next year, acquired the 11 Doctor Who’s seasons and other BBC series broadcasting rights for the US, such as The Office, Top Gear, Luther and The Honorable Woman. As part of the new agreement between the platform and BBC Studios, the OTT will also have the series seasons available after its broadcast on BBC America.
‘Doctor Who is one of the most revered TV series of recent times and we are glad to be the exclusive streaming home for this BBC’s geme’, said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer of HBO Max and President of TNT, TBS and truTV. ‘It is another series that further defines the high quality content experience that consumers can expect from HBO Max’, he added.
The agreement also includes other titles such as Pure, Trigonometry, Stath Lets Flats, Home and Ghosts, in addition to joining the two new original productions recently announced: a Gossip Girl spinoff and the adaptation of Circe, novel by Madeline Miller, in charge of Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. Apart from that, original series Dune: The Sisterhood, Tokyo Vice, The Flight Attendant, Love Life, Station Eleven, Made for Love and Gremlins were previously announced.
WarnerMedia’s OTT catalog will also include new Warner Bros dramas that it produces for The CW, such as Batwoman and Katy Keene, together with original films, thanks to an agreement with Greg Berlianti to produce four young-adult films for the platform, and another with Reese Witherspoon for Hello Sunshine, its producer, to produce two more.