Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary will truly be celebrated worldwide. BBC America has announced that the special episode, “The Day of the Doctor,” will air simultaneously across the globe in at least 75 countries and spanning six continents.
“Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing but Doctor Who takes this to another level,” Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, said. “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.”
The list of countries airing the special at the same time as the UK include the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and many more. Additional countries are expected to be added over the next month. BBC America is also set to announce soon select 3D screenings of the special episode in U.S. theaters.
“The Doctor has always been a time traveller – now he’s travelling time zones,” Steven Moffat, Showrunner for Doctor Who and Executive Producer of the 50th Anniversary episode, adds. “On the 23rd of November, it won’t be the bad guys conquering the Earth – everywhere it will be ‘The Day of the Doctor!’”
“The Day of the Doctor” stars the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), companion Clara (Jenna Coleman), the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), his companion Rose (Billie Piper) and John Hurt. The special will air on November 23rd.