Three weeks ago we let you know that Doctor Who was leaving Netflix and Hulu indefinitely, and that the BBC might be trying to move the good Doctor to its own exclusive streaming service. Today we have a nice surprise for you: while the BBC’s contracts with Netflix and Hulu have apparently expired, the show wasn’t meant to simply vanish. Instead, it’s been picked up by the Amazon Prime video streaming service starting in March. The information came not from the BBC, but from a casual tweet via @AmazonVideo:
The tweet was accompanied by a sizzle reel of other big new titles coming to the service next month, including season two of Bosch, season three of Orphan Black, the original Ghostbusters film, and the David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour. There is no word on whether they’ll be carrying any of the original Who as Netflix did. What we do know is that while the new series of Doctor Who is already available for purchase on Amazon, Doctor Who will actually be leaving the U.K version of Netflix on May 1.
Now, here’s the weird part. This tweet has been deleted. Okay, so what the heck does that mean?
It probably means that some social media manager maybe jumped the gun a little bit, not realizing that the entire freaking planet might have been watching. While they deleted the tweet itself, they did not delete the sizzle reel. Look for an official announcement from Amazon Prime in the days to come.