Even if Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi doesn’t end up staying beyond the tenth season next year, we still have some super days ahead. Case in point, The Doctor is coming to New York and meeting a genuine superhero in the first official trailer for Christmas Special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.”

We’ve seen plenty of clips and photos, leading up to BBC-A’s release of the official trailer. In it, we get to see plenty of high-flying aliens and humor, and even a few aliens while we’re at it. 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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