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DOCTOR WHO Series 10 Trailer is a Christmas Miracle

It feels SO LONG since we’ve had any Doctor Who, and in truth it has been: 365 days since the last episode (“The Husbands of River Song“) and even longer since the last full slate of episodes. While we still have to wait for another extended run of adventures with Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, we now finally have a trailer for 2017’s series 10, attached to this year’s Christmas special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” which has already aired in the UK. From the 50-second first look, it definitely seems like new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) is in for some time-space shenanigans.

As per usual with the show under Steven Moffat‘s tenure (of which series 10 will be the last), there’s not a whole lot of context to really glean from the teaser, aside from Bill announcing that she serves chips seemingly at a university and she meets the Doctor as he’s standing in as a lecturer somewhere. I like the idea of Capaldi’s Doctor as a teacher of some sort, especially with all his chalkboard conjecturing in series 8. We also get several glimpses of Matt Lucas as Nardole, who is joining the cast as a semi-regular for most of this year, beginning with the Christmas special.

It does seem like there’s going to be an adventure with Daleks, even though portions of this trailer uses clips from that teaser short they made to introduce Bill, which I can’t imagine will actually end up being in an episode. But maybe I’m wrong! Who’s to say? Aside from them, the only possible monster/villain we really get a look at are a wet ghost-woman screaming, and a pair of robots with eerily calm faces. That’s enough for me!

Along with Moffat–who will write the premiere and the final three episodes–series 10 will also see scripts written by newcomer to the show, playwright Mike Bartlett, who has written episode “The Haunted Hub,” stories by returning new series writers Sarah Dollard (“Face the Raven“), Toby Whithouse (“Under the Lake/Before the Flood“), and Jamie Mathieson (“Flatline,” “The Girl Who Died“), and the one I’m most excited to watch, an episode written by Rona Munro, who penned the very last story broadcast of the classic series, “Survival” in 1989.

I’m beyond excited to see what the Doctor’s up to now, and really jazzed by the first new companion since 2012! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Image: BBC


Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor and the resident Whovian for Nerdist. Follow him on Twitter!

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