Class Is In Session As Doctor Spin-Off Lands On BBC Three This October
It’s been a while since we’ve seen The Doctor, but prepare to get your timelord on, as new Doctor Who spin-off show Class arrives on BBC Three – Saturday, 22nd October 2016.
Peter Capaldi’s Doctor will be making an appearance in the opening episode, which sees a new term starting at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning.
Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly – Happy Valley, The Night Manager), are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Capaldi) to guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.
“The Doctor Who family is growing, and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome the young new cast of Class in to the Whoniverse,” commented Capaldi. Patrick Ness, creator of Class added “Of COURSE, the Doctor is in episode one! That’s how these things are done. Truly, though, I can’t wait for everyone to see the show; we’ve worked so hard and I’m so proud of it.”
Joining them as series regulars are Jordan Renzo (Chosen, Troubled), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word, Accused), Nigel Betts (Boy Meets Girl, Doctor Who). The first two episodes, which are called “For Tonight We Might Die” and “The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo”, also feature Ben Peel (The Fall, Vampire Academy), Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter, Hollyoaks), Paul Marc Davies (Doctor Who, Torchwood), and Shannon Murray (The Totally Senseless Gameshow).
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