BBC America has finally let out a bit of a teaser around this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, to premiere Sunday, December 25th. The episode's description as they provided it is:
The Christmas episode this year will have the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for adventure in New York. With 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.
In the days prior to the special, the BBC will be airing a Doctor Who Takeover Marathon, so expect back to back to back episodes for a few days leading up to the airdate. The next actual season will air in the Spring, alongside the new spin-off series Class (About the Coal Hill Academy, which has been a recurring story location in the Dr. Who series at least five times going all the way back to the pilot episode in 1963).
BBC America is promising that the special's trailer will appear sometime in the next few days, so Whovians, get your sonic screwdrivers ready. I rather wish American series would give us holiday episodes. Some of those one-offs are great ways to keep the energy around series that we would otherwise be waiting another 3-6 months to get another episode. Plus, think how much fun a Christmas episode of Hannibal or Game of Thrones might be – I'm just say'n.