‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’ set to start in October

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BBC Three’s new Doctor Who spin-off will apparently begin in October.

Set in contemporary London at Coal Hill Academy, Class began filming in Cardiff in April and “will shine a light on a whole new corner of the Whoniverse.”

The cast of the eight-part YA series is led Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah as four Sixth Formers, with Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) playing the role of a teacher and “powerful new presence” the school.

A preview in the new issue of Empire reveals that Class is set to debut on BBC Three in October, although the exact date is TBC.

The magazine describes the show as “a sort of time travelled-tinged Buffy the Vampire Slayer with more aliens and fewer hellbeasts.”

Class Fady Elsayed

Writer Patrick Ness announced earlier this year that Class will have an LGBT lead character.

Class will air in the US on BBC America later this year and will also air on BBC One in the UK following its online debut.

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