Things are heating up in the world of Doctor Who ahead of this year’s special Christmas episode — even as they are cooling all the way down.
The BBC recently debuted the trailer for this very chilly-looking adventure, called “The Snowmen,” and Who exec producer Stephen Moffat has dropped a few hints as to the show’s plot. We’ve also seen photos from the episode, including one of what we assume to be the titular, fanged, monsters and another of guest star Richard E. Grant.
Now, Who fans can check out the official poster for the Christmas special, which will feature the “proper” introduction of the Doctor’s new assistant Clara, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Coleman, of course, made a very surprising appearance as a character named Oswin in the premiere episode of the current season of the now 49-year-old British sci-fi series. That show raised a lot of questions about Ms. Coleman’s place in the world of Who, which may or may not be answered in the Christmas special. Meanwhile, looking at the new poster, here’s what we want to know: What on earth are the TARDIS’s heating bills like?
The Doctor Who Christmas special is airing on BBC America Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. You can see both the poster and the trailer below — and check back later in the week for an exclusive interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman herself.