Doctor Who Holiday Special Will See The Return Of Everyone's Favorite Captain

The annual Doctor Who Christmas episode will air on BBC American next month.

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The COVID-19 pandemic might have delayed the next season of long-running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who, but it doesn't mean fans will miss out on the show's annual Holiday episode. This year's seasonal special arrives next month, and it's been confirmed that fan favorite character Captain Jack Harkness will appear in the episode.

The news comes via a first teaser for the episode, which is titled Revolution of the Daleks. The promo opens with the familiar sound of the TARDIS, before cutting to Harkness, played by John Barrowman, who states "I've missed that sound." Check the teaser out below:

The Doctor is currently played by Jodie Whittaker, who took over from Peter Capaldi in 2017, and has so far starred in two seasons. After debuting in the main show, Barrowman played Harkness in the spin-off series Torchwood, which ran from 2006 to 2011 and returned to play the adventurer in the Doctor Who Season 12 episode "Fugitive of the Judoon," which screened in January. The Holiday episode will air on BBC America, but doesn't have a confirmed premiere date yet.

In a statement, Barrowman said, "Putting on Jack's coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home. It's always thrilling to play Captain Jack. He's a character very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack's heroic adventure with Thirteen."

Production on Doctor Who Season 13 started earlier this month. However, due to the safety precautions in place, showrunner Chris Chibnall stated the next season will only have 8 episodes instead of the usual 11.

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