‘Doctor Who’ Drops New ‘Mysterio’ Christmas Special Poster and Synopsis
The very title of Doctor Who’s 2016 Christmas special suggests some “Mysterio” mystery in our future, and who wants to spend the holidays languishing in uncertainty? Get a closer look at Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who return with a fresh poster for “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” along with new details from the BBC.
A more formal trailer is expected in the coming days, but in the meantime Doctor Who released a new look at the December 25 episode, featuring Justin Chatwin’s mysterious “The Ghost” superhero. Along with the artwork, The BBC issued a more formal description of the return special, our only Doctor Who of 2016:
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 what should we look forward to from from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and beyond?
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