The Doctor may have the TARDIS, but Whovians are left playing the waiting game as there has been an extended break between new episodes of ‘Doctor Who’. However, in front of a raucous crowd at New York Comic Con, BBC America debuted a number of looks at the upcoming Christmas special and the brand new spinoff ‘Class’ during their panel block at Madison Square Garden this morning.
First, ‘Class’ writer/creator Patrick Ness and executive producer Brian Minchin were joined by cast members Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, and Vivian Oparah to unveil the brand new trailer for the young adult series set in the ‘Doctor Who’ universe that tells the tale of what happens when the Doctor’s adventure is over. And just like being a teenager, it’s filled with sexiness and monsters (but not at the same time). You can check it out below:
Then, as things shifted over to the flagship show, The Doctor himself Peter Capaldi was joined by Minchin, Steven Moffat, returning guest star Matt Lucas, and new companion Pearl Mackie to give the crowd a few special treats. To begin with, the panel showed off our first look at Justin Chatwin’s character in the Christmas episode. The actor known for his roles in ‘Shameless’ and ‘Orphan Black’ will play a superhero in the Time Lord’s next adventure and here is our first look at him in costume:
Finally, the panelist delivered the first look at the Christmas special, which is titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’. The video features some behind the scenes looks at Lucas as Nardole, who is said to be almost like the Doctor’s disobedient butler this time around and “a bit sinister at times”. We don’t see too much of that yet, but it is great to get this sneak peek before waiting until next spring for new episodes of the seminal sci-fi show:
What do you think about the latest from ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Class’? Let us know in the comments.