First Look at the Doctor Who’s superhero themed Christmas Special

A Superhero Christmas in store in Doctor Who: ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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A new behind the scenes video and new photo (above) from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special have revealed the episode is titled ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’.

Written by Steven Moffat and broadcast on Christmas day, ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, joins forces with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

The episode also guest stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds) as Grant – and going by the above image, the aforementioned superhero. Matt Lucas will reprise his role as Nardole, with Adetomiwa Edun (Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman also guest starring in the 60-minute special.

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

Justin Chatwin, says: “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.”

Watch the behind the scenes trailer below…