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'Doctor Who' special to air on New Year's Day

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'Doctor Who' special to air on New Year's Day
Jodie Whittaker's "Doctor Who" special is to air on the BBC on Jan. 1.  File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Doctor Who special, Revolution of the Daleks, got a premiere date and trailer on Sunday.

The episode is set to air on the BBC and BBC America on Jan. 1.

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The networks previously announced that Doctor Who and Torchwood alum John Barrowman would reprise his role of the immortal soace-traveler Capt. Jack Harkness in the holiday adventure.

He can be seen in Sunday's minute-long preview, which is now on YouTube.

Other guest stars for the episode include Chris Noth, Harriet Walter and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

"We've crammed this year's Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain's hottest young actors -- just in the guest cast!" executive producer Chris Chibnall said in a statement.

"Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) -- and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise."

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