10/12/2016 9:32 PM AEDT | Updated 11/12/2016 2:13 AM AEDT

'Doctor Who' Does New York In This Year's Christmas Special

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Doctor Who” is going stateside this Christmas.

The BBC released an action-packed trailer for the sci-fi series’ holiday episode on Friday, titled The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” 

The teaser lasts only 30 seconds, but it does appear to show Peter Capaldi’s titular character teaming up with an investigative reporter and a figure known as “The Ghost” to save Manhattan from brain-swapping aliens.

The episode airs in the U.S. via BBC America on Dec. 25

Check out the full trailer above.