The Doctor Who spinoff series, Class, has revealed its cast…
The main cast – introduced in a special video (embedded below) is all newcomers: Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins Fady Elsayed and Vivian Oparah, who will play sixth-formers at Coal Hill School in the series.
Coal hill School was in the very first episode of Doctor Who in 1963 and most recently saw Clara as a teacher there. It’s a big part of the Doctor Who story.
Also in the cast is former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly who will play a teacher in the series.
Creator Patrick Ness said: “How lucky we are to get Katherine Kelly!? She’s been stunning in Happy Valley, The Night Manager and Mr Selfridge, just wait until you see her here.”
Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who executive producer, added: “There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read-through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them.
“Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy – it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”
The eight-part series will be shown on BBC Three later this year.