On December 25, "Doctor Who" will return to BBC America for its annual Christmas special.
Written by "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat, "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" takes inspiration from C.S. Lewis' classic novel, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The story takes place during the Blitz of England during World War II as a widowed woman named Madge Arwell (Claire Skinner) seeks shelter the countryside with her two children: Cyril (Maurice Cole) and Lily (Holly Earl).
Naturally, the Doctor (Matt Smith) shows up while posing as the caretaker of the Arwells' new home and misadventures ensue. The newly released trailer from the BBC shows a few more tantalizing glimpses of the story, along with some of the other enigmatic characters appearing within the special.
Matt Smith also offers his own thoughts on "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" in another recently released video from the BBC.
A prequel scene from this episode featuring the Doctor trapped on a spaceship as it explodes was released earlier this month. Presumably the events of that clip lead directly into this story.
While further plot details remain scarce, we do know that Bill Bailey ("Black Books") will portray a character called Droxil, Arabella Weir ("The Fast Show") will play Billis, Paul Bazely is Ven-Garr and Alexander Armstrong ("Armstrong & Miller") as Reg Arwell, who may be Madge's dead husband.
Don't miss "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" this Christmas on BBC America!