Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Television: Cast Announced For Doctor Who Spin-Off, "Class"

Class cast (L-R): Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed and Katherine Kelly. Photo Credit: Ray Burmiston © BBC
Stars of BBC America's Doctor Who spin-off, Class, have been announced. Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah will portray students at Coal Hill School. Fans of Doctor Who are well familiar with Coal Hill as it's the school Susan Forman, the Doctor's granddaughter, attended and where companions Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and most recently Clara Oswald taught. Joining the series as well, will be Katherine Kelly, who has been cast as a teacher.

Filming for the series started this week.

These four Coal Hill School students have hidden secrets and desires. They are facing their own worst fears, navigating a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence.
Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. It is scary, funny, and as painful and sharp as youth. It will also shine a light on a whole new corner of the Whoniverse. 
From Writer Patrick Ness, Director Ed Bazalgette (Poldark, Doctor Who), Producer Derek Ritchie, and Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, the BBC Cymru Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide, starts filming today. The series will air on BBC Three in the UK.