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Moffat and Capaldi Discuss Christmas Special

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Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi have been chatting about the superhero-themed Doctor Who Christmas special…

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We’ve known for a couple of weeks now that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special will pit the Doctor against a superhero. The hour-long seasonal spectacular, penned by Steven Moffat and directed by Poldark regular Ed Bazalgette, is going by the title The Return Of Doctor Mysterio.

Now, we have a video of Steven Moffat and his star Peter Capaldi chatting about the episode, and particularly how it will capture the spirit of a superhero movie spliced with a traditional Who Yuletide instalment.Here’s the new video, followed by the previous behind-the-scenes teaser clip (the closest thing we have to a trailer for the episode at this stage)…

 

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Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of the BBC…

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This Christmas on BBC One, the Doctor teams up with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special written by Steven Moffat, titled ‘The Return Of Doctor Mysterio’.The family favourite will return on Christmas day as the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Steven Moffat, Writer and Executive Producer, said:

“I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world. My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

Grant will be played by Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds). He comments on joining the Doctor Who team for the special:

“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 also be joining the cast of the special with Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

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