‘Doctor Who’ 2016 Christmas Special Adds Justin Chatwin, New Details
We’ll see the main man of Doctor Who himself at both New York Comic-Con and the upcoming Class premiere, but what of the series? It’ll be back at Christmas for a new special to lead into Season 10, as new details tease Shameless star Justin Chatwin in a super role.
The RadioTimes reports that Chatwin will take part in the 2016 Christmas special, not as an interim companion, but a “superhero character” described as “a brash figure with an American accent – and in all likelihood a few dark interstellar secrets of one sort or another.” Matt Lucas’ Nardole will also be present, as he will for Season 10 itself.
In addition to Michelle Gomez’s likely return as Missy and Matt Lucas’ return as Nardole, Season 10 will also feature Jekyll & Hyde star Stephanie Hyam in a minor role. Pearl Mackie will also joined in the role of new companion Bill, while Peter Capaldi has suggested Jenna Coleman’s Clara might return in some form.
As to the next run itself, Capaldi himself has only officially signed through the coming tenth season, despite having been asked to return after Steven Moffat’s last season in spring 2017. Following Moffat’s exit, Chris Chibnall will sub in as the new head writer and executive producer, to begin after Season 10.
We’ll learn more at New York Comic-Con, but what new Doctor Who should we look forward to?
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