How Excited Are You For This Upcoming Doctor Who Spinoff Series?
BBC has officially announced the cast for Class, the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff series. The show will air on BBC Three in the UK and BBC America in the US, and will star Greg Austin (Mr. Selfridge), Fady Elsayed (Penny Dreadful), Sophie Hopkins (Dark Matters: Twisted But True) and newcomer and unknown actress Vivian Oparah, and the show will revolve around them and their adventures.
Here is the official synopsis of the show:
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.
The show will also be joined by Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly as a teacher and a powerful new presence at the school, Showrunner Patrick Ness, as well as the producer Stephen Moffat are both very excited for the show, with Moffat even comparing it to a British version of popular American show Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
“There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them. Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy – it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”
The show is set for release in the fall of 2016. Be sure not to miss it!