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First trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special introduces a new (super) hero

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The Christmas episode of Doctor Who has by now become an annual tradition for fans of the highly popular science fiction series, and this year s special now has its first trailer.

Titled The Return of Doctor Mysterio, the holiday-themed episode has The Doctor Peter Capaldi teaming up with an investigative journalist played by Charity Wakefield Wolf Hall and a mysterious superhero to save New York City from a dangerous alien.

The trailer for the hour-long episode offers a peek at what s to come when The Doctor — who s also a superhero, if you think about it — meets a hero of the more traditional, cape-and-mask variety.

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Written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette Poldark , The Return of Doctor Mysterio also stars Justin Chatwin Orphan Black, Shameless , Matt Lucas Alice in Wonderland , Adetomiwa Edun Lucifer, Bates Motel , Aleksandar Jovanovic Collide , and Logan Hoffman V .

This year s Christmas episode will not only air on December 25 as usual on BBC America, but it will also be presented to the public via a two-night screening in theaters December 27 and 29.

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