Doctor Who Christmas special trailer lands: First action packed clip from The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Expect brain-swapping aliens and a mysterious superhero

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With 15 days left until the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special reaches TV screens, the BBC has unveiled the first footage from The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

Joining The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, is Matt Lucas’s character Nardole, previously seen in the 2015 episode "The Husbands of River Song”.

According to the official synopses, we can expect brain-swapping aliens and a mysterious superhero called The Ghost, played by Justin Chatwin.

The hour-long special written by Stephen Moffat will air at 5:45pm on BBC1 on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, according to Capaldi, the regular series will return in April with new companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie of the West End’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Lucas will also be a series regular. 

Earlier this year, Capaldi hinted Jenna Coleman may be returning to the show sometime soon, saying the two had filming something together post season nine.