Peter Capaldi has revealed that he hasn’t yet been invited to be in BBC Three’s upcoming Doctor Who spin-off, Class.
Set in contemporary London at the fictional Coal Hill School, the eight-part series by acclaimed YA author Patrick Ness is due to begin filming soon.
Asked if he’ll be appearing in Class as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi recently told DS: “I’m sure that might be fun, yes, but nobody’s asked me yet!”
He added: “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.”
Steven Moffat also commented: “Patrick Ness came in and completely changed [our original] idea into a better one. He’s got a great grasp of something I probably used to be quite good at when I was younger, doing sort of teen drama, which is where I started – I’m 53 now!”
The official synopsis for the show 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.”
Class will premiere later this year on BBC Three in the UK and on BBC America in the US.
The new season of Doctor Who is expected to begin filming in May.
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