‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Drops Dozens of New ‘Mysterio’ Photos
We’ve yet to see a formal trailer for Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” but the sheer volume of fresh photos might just make up for it. Meet the mysterious “Ghost” in, and out of costume, as The Doctor and Nardole undertake a new Manhattan adventure complete with babies and creepy surgeons.
A more formal trailer is still expected in the coming days, but in the meantime Doctor Who released over thirty new photos from the holiday installment, featuring a number of new looks at Justin Chatwin’s “The Ghost” crusader. So reads the full synopsis for the December 25 outing:
This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure. With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?
Peter Capaldi stars as the Doctor, Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Little Britain) as Nardole, Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant and Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) as an investigative journalist.
The special is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).
Elsewhere, in addition to Michelle Gomez’s likely return as Missy and Matt Lucas’ return as Nardole, Season 10 will also feature Jekyll & Hyde star Stephanie Hyam in a minor role. Pearl Mackie will also joined in the role of new companion Bill, while Peter Capaldi has suggested Jenna Coleman’s Clara might return in some form.
As to the next run itself, Capaldi himself has only officially signed through the coming tenth season, despite having been asked to return after Steven Moffat’s last season in spring 2017. Following Moffat’s exit, Chris Chibnall will sub in as the new head writer and executive producer, to begin after Season 10.
We’ll see more soon, but check out “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” in sneak peeks below, and stay tuned.
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