ABC2, iview to fast-track Doctor Who spin-off, Class.

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The new Doctor Who spin-off Class is about to be fasttracked by ABC2.

It will have its first outing on iview straight after it drops in the UK on Saturday, 22nd October.

It will then have a double episode broadcast on ABC2 on Monday, 24th October.

Peter Capaldi, who appears in the first episode, says: “The Doctor Who family is growing, and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome the young new cast of Class in to the Whoniverse.”

The series is created and written by Patrick Ness, who also produces alongside Doctor Who showrunner lead writer Steven Moffat, and Brian Minchin.

Set in contemporary London, Class, is written by award-winning author Patrick Ness. The series, anticipated to be a slightly darker take on the Whoniverse than its predecessor (and not for young audiences), stars exciting new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as acclaimed actress Katherine Kelly. Peter Capaldi, currently starring as the Doctor in Doctor Who, will join the cast in the opening episode, For Tonight We Might Die.

Class centres on four Coal Hill School students as they face their own fears and navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence.

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.

Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.

6 Comments:

  1. Jury is still out on this one.
    Wizards Vs Aliens was a poor follow up to the stunning Sarah Jane Adventures. Let’s hope this new show has a magic all of its own … there has been nothing new to get excited about since Merlin ended.
    This could go either way, as I feel Steven Moffat has outstayed his welcome… the previous season of Dr Who is the first one I did not buy on Blu-ray since the return in 2005! 🙁 I have every other released Dr Who but could not bring myself to buy that last one. 🙁

  2. Great news… except it won’t be shown in HD on ABC2 or iView. So no, I won’t watch it via the ABC. How much longer do we have to wait until iView goes HD? And it’s also about time ABC switched their HD channel from News24 to their primary channel.

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