Disney XD to air ‘Doctor Who’ reruns

David Tennant and Billie Piper headline season two
of “Doctor Who.”

The Doctor has traveled through space and time, and soon he’ll be landing somewhere new: Disney XD.

Disney’s flagship cable channel will air seasons two through four of “Doctor Who,” featuring David Tennant as the Time Lord.

A little background for those who aren’t part of the fandom already: “Doctor Who” is a British science-fiction series that dates to 1963. Ostensibly made for children, the series follows the sometimes-scary adventures of the Doctor and his (mostly human) companions as they travel through space and time and take on some of the most recognizable sci-fi villains of all time. While it is known as a children’s show, “Doctor Who” has a huge adult fan following around the world. And did we mention it can be super scary?

“This iconic series features the high-quality, high-stakes action and adventure storytelling that our viewers love,” Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD said in a press release. “The show headlines one of the most charismatic lead characters in television in the form of the Doctor and showcases a compelling rogues’ gallery of villains from around the universe.”

“Doctor Who” will begin airing on Saturday, May 9. Eight more episodes begin airing daily Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20. Beginning June 14, episodes will also be available on the WATCH Disney XD app, which allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and connected TVs.