‘Doctor Who’ coming to HBO Max in 2020

‘Doctor Who’ coming to HBO Max in 2020

HBO Max is hoping its latest library acquisition helps it “Exterminate!” some of its competition in the streaming wars.

On Thursday, WarnerMedia announced that all British cult favorite “Doctor Who” will be available on the streaming service when it launches in spring 2020. (CNN’s parent company is WarnerMedia.)

The deal will give HBO Max subscribers access to 11 seasons of “Doctor Who,” beginning with the Ninth Doctor episodes that premiered in 2005.

The addition of “Doctor Who” to the HBO Max library is part of a larger, long-term deal the service has made with BBC Studios.

Through this partnership, the service will also be home to episodes of “The Office” (starring Ricky Gervais), “Top Gear, “Luther,” “The Honorable Woman” and future seasons of “Doctor Who” after they air on BBC America.

HBO Max’s library of acquired content already includes shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Friends.”

The streaming service also has plans for original content, including a continuation of “Gossip Girl,” a half-hour romantic comedy starring Anna Kendrick and an animated series based off “Gremlins.”