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Peter Capaldi’s run as Doctor Who twelfth Time Lord is hitting an early stride as his dark stoicism is giving way to some interesting character development. Here’s hoping he’s turned into a man of all smiles by the time the holidays roll around, because this year’s Christmas special has landed The World’s End’s Nick Frost for a guest role. Let’s boo-boo!
As you can imagine with the spoiler-heavy world of Doctor Who, no details about Frost’s role have been revealed. The episode is currently in production, so maybe Frost will tweet out a picture of himself in costume, though he’s presumably wary about divulging too much. In the press release, he said, “The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream, ‘No spoilers!’” Here’s how he announced it to his fans.
Frost, whose common comedic partner in crime Simon Pegg also had a Doctor Who role some years back, is joined in the casting by Michael Troughton (Breathless), the son of Patrick Troughton, who played the second incarnation of the Doctor from 1966-1969. Other roles went to Nathan McMullen (Misfits), Fay Marsay (The White Queen) and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street).
This particular Christmas special was already a major topic of conversation among Who fans, as it may or may not be the last time viewers will see the Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald. Last month, reports arose claiming actress Jenna-Louise Coleman would be leaving the series. Not a lot of controversy was behind it, so who knows how things will play out. Coleman, whose character was introduced on a Christmas special, also wouldn’t be the first to end her run there.
Let’s all tip a 40 oz. TARDIS in memory of ya boy Matt Smith.
The special episode will be written by current showrunner Steven Moffat, who worked with Frost on Tintin, and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back), who is also directing a couple of upcoming Doctor Who episodes. You can expect to find Frost and all of his Christmassy glory when BBC America airs the special this December.