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Meet the cast of Doctor Who spinoff, Class

April 4th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….