While there won’t be a new series of Doctor Who this year, the show is getting a new spin-off in the form of Class, an eight-part drama headed to BBC Three. At the helm is young adult author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) with the show aimed at a much younger, teen audience. And now it has an exciting new trailer.
The first episode, as the trailer teases, will feature the current Doctor Peter Capaldi, as it turns out that his time-travelling escapades have caused the walls of time and space to tear. Packing in the suspense, the trailer also showcases the young cast of characters, Charlie (Greg Austin), Ram (Fady Elsayed), April (Sophie Hopkins) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah) as they juggle the stress of their everyday lives.
The show, set in Coal Hill High School which has long been associated with Doctor Who, will also feature Mr Selfridge star Katherine Kelly as their physics teacher Miss Quill. Oblivious to the unnatural situation happening around them, the group are quickly tasked with fighting the monsters that are planning to wreak havoc on Earth. The trailer is promising, as its cast of fresh new talent looks to attract a much younger audience to the Whoverse.
Meanwhile, new details about Doctor Who’s Christmas special have emerged. It seems like the Doctor is moving into Marvel and DC turf as he is set to team up with a superhero and a journalist (played by Wolf Hall’s Charity Wakefield) to save New York City from a deadly alien threat. The 60-minute episode titled The Return of Doctor Mysterio will see Matt Lucas reprise his character Nardole from last year’s Christmas special, while Orphan Black’s Justin Chatwin joins the show as a new character, Grant.
Watch a first look, behind the scenes of the Christmas special below.
Class will premiere its first two episodes on 22 October, BBC Three.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One on Christmas Day.
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