New details on ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’ due next week

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YA author Patrick Ness has revealed that “announcements” are on the way for BBC Three’s new Doctor Who spin-off, Class.

Set in contemporary London at the fictional Coal Hill School, the eight-part series begins filming in April.

Ness tweeted today: “Last full week in London for a while. I’ll be in Cardiff for a good patch, doing this little show I’ve been working on…”

The writer added: “Also, I’m calling it. This is our hashtag #ClassDW Have a good Easter. Announcements next week.”

Coal Hill School was introduced in the very first episode of Doctor Who in 1963 and has featured in recent years as the school where companion Clara Oswald was a teacher.

Doctor Who An Unearthly Child Susan Barbara Ian

The official synopsis for Class reads: “Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.”

Next week’s announcements are expected to include the show’s cast.

Ness joked earlier this week that “every role is played by Grace Jones”, which we sadly accept is most likely not true, although we would totally watch that Doctor Who spin-off.

A View to A kill

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

Peter Capaldi recently said that he hasn’t yet been invited to be in the show.

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

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

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