‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ actor joins ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’

The actor who played The Sarah Jane Adventures villain The Trickster has joined the cast of BBC Three’s Class.

Paul Marc Davis will have a recurring role in the latest Doctor Who spin-off, which began filming in Cardiff earlier this month.

Set in contemporary London at Coal Hill School, the eight-part series follows four students with “hidden secrets and desires” and has been described by executive producer Steven Moffat as “dark and sexy and right now”.

Davis’s online CV reveals that he will appear in “several episodes” of Class, although his exact role remains unconfirmed.

The 42-year-old actor also played the Futurekind Chieftain in Doctor Who episode ‘Utopia’ and a Cowled Ghost in Torchwood episode ‘Exit Wounds’, making him the only actor so far to have appeared in Doctor Who and all three of its spin-off series.

Paul Marc Davis Doctor Who Utopia

Class will premiere later this year on BBC Three in the UK and on BBC America in the US.

The show’s cast includes Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah as four Sixth Formers, with Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) playing a “powerful” teacher at Coal Hill School and Doctor Who actor Nigel Betts reprising the role of Mr Armitage.

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Season 10 is expected to begin filming next month and will air on BBC One in spring 2017.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

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  • Dr. Moo

    Basically what this says is that we should expect a humanoid monster to appear – good news for a sci-fi show!

    Hopefully he won’t be reprising The Trickster because I’d like for this show to go its own direction without the need to be defined by what came before. But we’ll see what happens there.

  • Mack59

    I’m still not sure about this, it has potential if done properly and has a good “young adult” genre writer. But (and there is always a but) will BBC’s plans on showing it online first damage the show in regards to the more casual viewer who still make up the vast majority of the UK’s TV viewers ? Admittedly the target 18 – 30 audience will be tech savvy enough to find the show wherever it’s shown but I’m sure there are a lot of older people, still getting their TV through the traditional terrestrial route, who won’t get to see it. I know that at some point it’s being aired on BBC 2 but many people like to watch a programme as it’s aired so they don’t get spoilers from friends, family or the media.

    • Dr. Moo

      I think it’s getting a BBC1 broadcast within the week of its online release.

      • Mack59

        Ahhhhh something similar to when Torchwood got to air on BBC 2 after it premièred episodes on the digital only BBC 3 pre the analogue TV shut down …………. makes sense.