BBC America has finally released the official trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. Entitled Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, the trailer indicates that the storyline seems to emulate the classic Dickens tale of the same name.
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A Christmas Carol features Matt Smith continuing his journey as the Eleventh Doctor, along with his time-traveling companions, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams. The adventure has been penned by show runner Steven Moffat who has previously stated that this year’s special will be the most “Christmassy Christmas special ever“.
Directed by Toby Haynes, the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special picks up where Series 5 left off, and also features Michael Gambon (otherwise recognized as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series) who, according to the TARDIS Index File, will be playing a character named Kazran. Additionally, Katherine Jenkins joins the cast playing an as-of-yet unspecified role.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol will air on both the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA on December 25.
On a related Doctor Who note, next week there will be a new TARDISblend (the Geeks Of Doom podcast focusing on all Time Lord shenanigans) in which we will be discussing the trailer and news surrounding A Christmas Carol; as well as other news and rumors from the Whoniverse.