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New image and details on doctor who spin-off, Class

September 7th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The BBC has revealed the first picture from Class, Patrick Ness’ new young-adult Doctor Who spinoff series.

It will be set in Coal Hill School, a place connected to The Doctor and several of his companion: Clara, Susan, Barbara, and Ian.

According to io9 the image features new characters “Miss Quill, played by Katherine Kelly, a teacher described as a “powerful new presence at Coal Hill School,” and the alien gun owner is April [oh April twice in one story!], played by Sophie Hopkins.”

Showrunner Patrick Ness told Empire what to expect from the new series: “Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one. The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So we thought, ‘All that time activity at the school, has that caused any problems?’ Well, what do you know, it has!

“Adults watch [Buffy], because it’s a great show, but the POV and the agency are all teenage, and that’s what we want to do with Class. It needs to be from the point of view of the sixth-formers—but that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a ‘young show’.

“We’re not telling stories of the ‘chosen ones’. It’s happenstance that puts these people [at the centre of things]. What if your timing is just weird and things happen to you? How do you deal with it? I’m interested in real consequences. The Doctor is always exciting, but he never stays. He goes off on the next adventure. What happens to real people?”

Are you excited for Class?


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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….

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