As rumoured, Peter Capaldi will indeed be guest starring in BBC Three’s new Doctor Who spin-off, Class.
Set in contemporary London at Coal Hill Academy, the eight-part YA sci-fi series will premiere on BBC Three online and air on BBC One in October.
The Mirror reports that “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is to guest star in the opening episode of Class.”
An insider is quoted as saying: “What sort of trouble must those kids get themselves in if they need the Doctor to come and bail them out?”
Capaldi previous commented earlier this year: “I’m sure [a cameo] might be fun, yes, but nobody’s asked me yet! To be honest, I haven’t seen any of the scripts… but yes, obviously as a spin-off it’d be nice if the Doctor did show up from time to time.”
Class creator Patrick Ness recently revealed that Class is not “necessarily a ‘young show’” and that it will explore the “real consequences” of the Whoniverse.
The show’s cast is led Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah as four Sixth Formers, with Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) playing the role of teacher Miss Quill.
Class will be shown in the US on BBC America later this year.
The new season of Doctor Who is currently filming in Cardiff and is set to begin on BBC One next spring.
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