The BBC has just released the official synopsis for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio – and though it doesn’t reveal a great deal, it does at least tell us a tad more about the Doctor’s enemies.
They’re brain-swapping baddies! Conjures up images of New Earth, doesn’t it? Never mind. Chin up.
But of course, it’s not just the Doctor coming up against these aliens. Matt Lucas is back as Nardole, returning after last year’s The Husbands of River Song, somehow reattached to his body. What is the opposite of decapitation anyway?
Here’s the synopsis to whet your appetite for the festivities:
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?
As you’ll have seen from the Children in Need preview, Peter Capaldi is naturally back as the Twelfth Doctor, joined by Charity Wakefield as Lucy, and Justin Chatwin as Grant “The Ghost”.
The hour-long special also stars Tomiwa Edun as Mr Brock, Aleksandar Jovanovic as Dr Sim, and Logan Huffman.
Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette, The Return of Doctor Mysterio will air on Christmas Day, but no time has been confirmed as yet. It’s expected imminently though, so keep ’em peeled!