With just over two weeks to go before ‘Doctor Who’ returns from a year-long hiatus, the BBC has released a new trailer for the upcoming Christmas special, titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’. The special, which sees the Doctor cross paths with a superhero known as The Ghost, represents as much as anything else, Steven Moffat offering his take on the superhero genre by introducing the Doctor to a group of characters who are very drawing on the iconography of Superman for inspiration.
As for the trailer itself, much of the footage featured will be familiar to those of us who watched the preview that was aired during last month’s Children in Need telethon. Much of the new footage featured in the forty-four second trailer is dedicated to demonstrating The Ghost’s abilities and introducing the special’s supporting cast.
You can check out the trailer below:
From the official summary:
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?
‘Doctor Who’ will return on Christmas day with the broadcast of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’, which will also be screened in select cinemas on December 27th and 29th. After that, the series will go back on hiatus until the spring of 2017, when producer Steven Moffat kicks off his farewell season, which will culminate in next year’s Christmas special. In addition to returning star Peter Capaldi, the upcoming season and specials will feature Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Justin Chatwin, Charity Wakefield, Tomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic, and Logan Huffman.
Be sure to check back with ScienceFiction.com for more news on ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ and the upcoming tenth season of ‘Doctor Who’ as they approach!