By Nolan P. Smith
(Victor Valley)– Fire up the TARDIS, because Doctor Who is coming back to streaming in North America, and its new home is Amazon Prime.
This was announced today as Amazon and BBC Worldwide North America signed a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning series Doctor Who. Prime, known for its fan favorite 2-day free shipping, has quite the library already in regards to streaming: adding the iconic sci-fi epic Doctor Who just further solidifies Amazon Prime as a major player in the streaming world.
Fans will be able to enjoy seasons 1-8 of the award winning television series, including all the Christmas special episodes, beginning on March 27, 2016, all at no additional charge to Amazon Prime members. Looking for season 9 and the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song? Those will be available in Fall 2016.
Amazon Prime members can stream the series via the Amazon Video app for TV’s, on connected devices like Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, as well as online.
Don’t have Prime Video? Get to trying the free 30-day trial and get ready to travel between time and space!
Here’s the rundown on Doctor Who in case you aren’t familiar with the groundbreaking series:
Doctor Who, a BBC Production, began broadcasting on BBC AMERICA in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey. The Doctor travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS – short for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space – with numerous companions in an effort to continuously save the world. Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Matt Smith (Terminator Genisys), and Peter Capaldi (World War Z) have all played the Doctor in the hit series. After BBC audiences were first introduced to the series fifty-two years ago, Doctor Who continues to garner global success while continuing to keep the fans and critics buzzing. Season 9 on BBC AMERICA was named the “Best-reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2015” by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomatoes Awards. BBC AMERICA premieres a new Doctor Who Christmas special later this year and premieres Season 10 in 2017.