The Daleks are back (Picture: BBC)
The one-minute teaser clip for the festive special reveals the nightmare-inducing exterminators have been transformed into defence drones and have been deployed onto the streets by the Prime Minister (played by Dame Harriet Walter).
‘How many people in the universe get to be the Doctor? Let alone travel with her,’ Jack Harkness is heard saying. ‘Being with the Doctor, you don’t get to choose when it stops, whether you leave her, on she leaves you.’
Elsewhere, Yaz (Mandip Gill), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Ryan (Tosin Cole) have the mammoth task of saving the world while the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) remains locked up in prison.
‘The Doc would really want us to keep an eye on the planet, right?’ Graham asks.
‘If we don’t help, the human race is going down,’ a worried Ryan adds.
The trailer also gave a sneak glimpse at the Doctor behind bars in a high-security alien jail with no hope of escape.
Marking the days she has been incarcerated, she tells herself: ‘Stay strong. There are people waiting for you.’
The Daleks are flying drones (Picture: BBC)
Fans couldn’t get enough of the teaser clip and shared their sheer excitement on social media.
‘I seriously can’t wait! Daleks on Downing Street! The Daleks look fantastic plus two Jacks returning! The fam look like they are going to be brilliant in this episode! Hopefully they find a way to rescue the Doctor as well! Bring on 2021!’ enthused one.
Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor remains locked up (Picture: BBC)
Will Captain Jack Harkness help save the day? (Picture: BBC)
Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘AHHHHHH this looks so good!!!! I can’t wait to finally see Jack again the best character in Doctor Who history.’
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall has promised high drama in the upcoming special.
‘We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who Festive Special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent,’ he enthused.
‘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!
‘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.’
Revolution of the Daleks will air on New Year’s Day on BBC One.