In the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 Trailer your see the Doctor team up with a comic-book superhero in New York.

The story is a heroic special written by Steven Moffat and titled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”.

The hit BBC America series will return on Christmas day. In the special the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, also teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player).

Steven Moffat, Writer and Executive Producer, said: “I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas, Doctor Who dives into that world. My favorite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

The superhero Grant will be played by Justin Chatwin who is know for Orphan Black and the American Shameless. He praised the Doctor Who team saying: “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.”

Matt Lucas (Nardole) will again be in the cast of the Christmas Special. Joining him is Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The 60-minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC America. It is written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin and produced by Peter Bennett. Ed Bazalgette, of  Poldark fame, has directed this Christmas Special. It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 Trailer

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 Official Lowdown


This Christmas sees the Doctor join forces with a masked Superhero for an epic New York adventure.

Brain-swapping aliens poised to attack. So 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?

Written by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).

It was shot in Cardiff in the UK at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.


Doctor Who Christmas Special 2016 - Adetomiwa Edun and Peter Capaldi
Doctor Who Christmas 2016, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” – – Mr Brock (Adetomiwa Edun) and The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), gun v Sonic Screwdriver ©2016 BBC
Cast and Crew
Peter Capaldi
The Doctor
Charity Wakefield
Justin Chatwin
Grant / The Ghost
Matt Lucas
Adetomiwa Edun
Mr Brock
Aleksandar Jovanovic
Dr Sim
Logan Hoffman
Young Grant
Steven Moffat
Writer and Show Runner
Brian Minchin
Executive Producer
Peter Bennett
Ed Bazalgette

Colin Davies

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