BBC America have announced that the new Doctor Who Christmas Special will premiere in the U.S. for the first time on Christmas Day!
The festive Dickens-inspired adventure, A Christmas Carol, is penned by award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Coupling) and premieres Saturday, December 25, 9:00 pm ET.
Newlyweds Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) are joined by Harry Potterâ€™s Michael Gambon and Opera diva Katherine Jenkins, for what may be the Doctorâ€™s most Christmassy adventure yet.
n the run up to A Christmas Carol on Christmas Day, BBC America will be running yet another marathon of the series, beginning at midnight on December 24 and leading up to this yearâ€™s special. The marathon includes previous Christmas specials and a selection of favorite Doctor Who episodes from recent seasons.
Christmas Day will also see the premiere the Doctor Who Prom, a live concert featuring stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as hosts. The Doctor Who Prom was filmed earlier this year at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall and features appearances from the Weeping Angels, Daleks and the TARDIS. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who record the soundtrack for the series, present a selection of intergalactic music â€“ including Murray Goldâ€™s music from the TV show, plus a selection of classical favorites.