Watch: First Look at the Doctor Who Christmas Special




This Christmas, Doctor Who teams up with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special titled, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio sees the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, teaming up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

“I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas ‘Doctor Who’ dives into that world,” said Steven Moffat, the showrunner of “Doctor Who.” “My favorite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

Chatwin, who previously starred in Season 3 of “Orphan Black,” said of his time on the show, “Working with the amazing people at ‘Doctor Who’ has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”

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The 60-minute Doctor Who special will air on BBC One Christmas Day.

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a space and time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

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