“Please understand it is against my personal code to cause lasting harm to any individual,” says Justin Chatwin’s the Ghost in the BBC’s upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special. “However, light to moderate injury is fine,” he adds, before throwing a bad guy across the room after saving the life of a certain Time Lord and pals.
You can see the whole scene from The Return Of Doctor Mysterio in the video the BBC released today. The peek at the December 25-airing special penned by Steve Moffat first went public in the UK on as part of BBC One’s telethon for Children in Need, the public broadcaster’s corporate charity.
A look at Orphan Black and Shameless alum Chatwin’s masked superhero role was first unveiled at New York Comic-Con back in October during BBC America’s takeover event at Madison Square Garden.
Fighting off an alien threat to the Big Apple (cause that’s what they do on Doctor Who, you know), the holiday special will of course star Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. Little Britain star Matt Lucas back on the show in his Nardole role, and Wolf Hall‘s Charity Wakefield joins as a journalist potentially in the right place at the right time.
The new season of Doctor Who — set to be the last for executive producer Moffat — debuts in America in the spring.