More information regarding the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff series, Class, has emerged.
The new eight-episode BBC 3 series is all set to begin filming in April, but we’ve yet to hear any casting news, which is a bit of a bummer, but I’m guessing we’ll hear something about that soon. The series will take place in Coal Hill, the school where many Doctor Who stories took place in the past and where Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) taught.
Since it’s been commissioned by BBC3, Class will air online first. However, the BBC isn’t yet sure if the episodes will be released weekly, or if all eight of them will be dropped at once so that we can all binge-watch the entire first season in one go. Once it has finished its run on BBC3, it will probably air on BBC1.
If there’s one thing for sure about Class, it's that Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor is likely to show up. A source apparently close to the production has told Radio Times, “It will have a close connection with Doctor Who so don’t be surprised if Peter pops up.”
The Doctor Who spinoff is set to air toward the end of 2016, and the BBC said about the show that “incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected” and promises “all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction.”
Class showrunner and YA novelist Patrick Ness said about the new sci-fi show, “I can't wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels.”
Are you looking forward to Class?
(via Radio Times)