Creator and writer of the new Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class’ has taken to video to talk about his new “Exciting, Scary and Sexy” show.
Along with Ness’ thoughts on the young adult drama, there are also behind the scenes clips of filming including a short appearance by current Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.
Synopsis, Cast and Crew
It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning.
Cast members include Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly) who are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) to guard against the creatures of nightmare that wants nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.
Also keeping space and time safe will be series regulars Jordan Renzo (Chosen, Troubled), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word, Accused) and Nigel Betts (Boy Meets Girl, Doctor Who).
The first two episodes will feature guest stars Ben Peel (The Fall, Vampire Academy), Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter, Hollyoaks), Paul Marc Davies (Doctor Who, Torchwood), and Shannon Murray (The Totally Senseless Gameshow).
Class is directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark, Doctor Who), Produced by Derek Ritchie with Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. The BBC Studios Wales production is a co-produced with BBC America and BBC Worldwide.
The 8-part series will premiere on BBC Three on Saturday 22nd October. Canadian broadcaster Space will also air the show on the same date. US fans will have to wait till 2017 to watch on BBC America.