BBC’s television event will air at the same time in about 75 countries
Citizens of the world, many of you won’t have to wait to watch BBC’s “Doctor Who” 50th Anniversary Special.
BBC will simulcast the special, “The Day of the Doctor,” globally on Saturday, Nov. 23 in at least 75 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Columbia, Brazil, Botswana and Myanmar.
“Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing, but ‘Doctor Who’ takes this to another level, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said in a statement.
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“In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for ‘Doctor Who’ fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord,” he continued.
“On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth – everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!'” showrunner Steven Moffat added.
Twenty thousand fans are expected at London’s ExCel exhibition and convention centre for the official celebration event, which will feature appearances from current and former cast members, including Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker.
At the same time, the company will announce details on 3D screenings of the special in theatres.
In addition, BBC America will dedicate a week to “Doctor Who,” including the film “An Adventure in Space and Time,” marathons and new specials.
Also, 20,000 fans are expected at London’s ExCel exhibition and convention centre for the official celebration event, which will feature appearances from current and former cast members, including Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker.
“The Day of the Doctor” stars outgoing Matt Smith and the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, as well as John Hurt as a version of The Doctor. Current and former companions Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper will also star.
BBC just released two new trailers for the special. Watch them below.