Following the initial announcement several months ago, the official cast and premise for the new Doctor Who spin-off series, Class, has been revealed today by BBC Three, as well as several new images and a video shining a spotlight on Coal Hill School’s five newest additions. From the sounds of it too, these kids (and teacher) may be in for more than they bargained for with this one, though I suppose it wouldn’t really be a Doctor Who series if that weren’t the case.
The cast includes Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as Katherine Kelly, who will be playing the series’ main teacher, a powerful new presence at the school. Coming from award-winning YA author and series creator, Patrick Ness as well, the series is described in the report as the following:
“Like all sixth formers, these four Coal Hill School students have hidden secrets and desires. They are facing their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence.
Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.”
You can check out all of the cast images below, as filming on the series officially began today:
In addition to the images, the outlet also revealed a new 360 degree video from the set, that lets you get a much closer and more well-rounded look at the newest series in the Doctor Who universe. Check it out below:
Following the news of Steven Moffat’s departure from the main series recently as well, it looks like the BBC and fans are preparing to enter into an entirely new era in the Doctor Who universe, and whether or not Class will end up earning its place in the canon will have to wait to be seen.
As of right now though, the cast looks solid, and the premise sounds like an interesting mix of dangerous and fun. Considering it’s that balance that usually gives us the best Who stories as well, that’s certainly not a bad thing.
Class will premiere on BBC Three later this year.
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