Peter Capaldi's Doctor will be showing up in the premiere of new Who spinoff Class

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Sep 23, 2016, 4:34 PM EDT

The BBC has been cooking up the new Doctor Who spinoff series Class for a while, and now we know when it will make its debut — and who will be showing up to help get it off the ground.

The network has confirmed that Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor will have a cameo role in the first episode of Class to help launch the young adult-aimed spinoff series. The show focuses on high school students Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), as well as their physics teacher, Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), who are tasked with guarding the Earth against nightmarish creatures.

Apparently The Doctor will show up in person to give them that mandate, though we’re still not entirely sure why and how a group of high school kids get roped into The Doctor’s world of alien insanity. The series is set to launch on Oct. 22 on BBC Three across the pond, with BBC America planning to air it in alongside Doctor Who’s new season in 2017 (sorry, U.S. fans).

Considering the series premieres in England in less than a month, here’s hoping the network actually releases some footage soon. It's past time for a trailer.