The BBC Has Revived A Doctor Who Spin-Off For New Era

The BBC has green-lit a behind-the-scenes documentary to partner the new era of Doctor Who. A series of half-hour factual episodes titled Doctor Who: Unleashed will offer audiences interviews with the cast and crew and exclusive insights into the development behind each episode of the series (H/T Variety).

Hosted by Steffan Powell, Doctor Who: Unleashed will be produced by Bright Branch Media for BBC Studios and is expected to stream on BBC Three and the BBC iPlayer. Third time’s the charm, they say. 

The program follows in the footsteps of Totally Doctor Who, which ran concurrently alongside the first two series between 2006 and 2007. The final episode of Totally Doctor Who aired on June 29, 2007.

Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Specials.
Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Specials. (Pic: BBC/Bad Wolf/Zoe McConnell).

Similarly, Doctor Who Confidential charted the development of the series from 2005 until 2011, by which time the decision was made, to much controversy, to cancel the spin-off.

“Over the years, I meet so many people who were inspired to find careers in TV, because of the behind-the-scenes material the BBC would show. And now it’s back, in the grand old tradition of ‘Doctor Who Confidential,’ but in a brand new form, ‘Unleashed.’ So a whole new generation – and faithful fans of old – can see what the stars and the crew get up to behind the cameras,” Russell T Davies, the series showrunner, said. 

Doctor Who can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer, with classic episodes on Britbox. Will you be watching Doctor Who: Unleashed upon release, and what are you most excited for with the new era of Doctor Who?

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Matt Bailey

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