The 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who” only happens once, so it’s a pretty big deal. Due to that, it will also be the first episode of “Doctor Who” to be simulcast around the globe, including on BBC America in the United States.
The announcement comes from the network, who says the special will air simultaneously in at least 75 countries globally. That’s not all, though. Select US cities will also get 3D screenings of the special in theaters, with the actual locations to be named soon.
“The Doctor has always been a time traveler — now he’s travelling time zones,” showrunner Steven Moffat says of the simulcasting announcement. BBC America is also planning a week of special programming in November, which will include everything from marathons and specials to a new movie, “An Adventure in Space and Time.”
Beyond the events surrounding the episode, “Doctor Who’s” 50th anniversary special also features the return of David Tennant and Billie Piper to the series, reprising their roles as the tenth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler, respectively.
The “Doctor Who” 50th anniversay special airs November 23 on BBC America