BBC Three officially announce cast for CLASS

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 12:00:00 on 04/04/2016 - Programme Name: Class - TX: 04/04/2016 - Episode: Class - casting announcement (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 4TH APRIL** Vivian Oparah, Sophie Hopkins, Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray BurmistonTime has looked at your faces now.  And time never forgets…
What if your planet was massacred and you were the sole survivor?
What if a legendary figure out of space and time found you a place to hide?
But what if the things that want to kill you have tracked you down?
And worst of all, what if you haven’t studied for your A-Levels…?

 


BBC Three has announced today, the stars of the upcoming Doctor Who spin-off series Class.

These “exciting young new talents” Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 12:00:00 on 04/04/2016 - Programme Name: Class - TX: 04/04/2016 - Episode: Class - casting announcement (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 4TH APRIL** Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed, Katherine Kelly - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Like all sixth formers, 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.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 12:00:00 on 04/04/2016 - Programme Name: Class - TX: 04/04/2016 - Episode: Class - casting announcement (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 4TH APRIL** Katherine Kelly - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

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.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 12:00:00 on 04/04/2016 - Programme Name: Class - TX: 04/04/2016 - Episode: Class - casting announcement (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ON MONDAY 4TH APRIL 2016** Patrick Ness (writer) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Award winning writer and Class creator Patrick Ness, says:

“We searched far and wide for this amazing cast, fantastic actors who understand what we’re aiming for with this show. And 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, says:

“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.”

Coal_Hill_School_21st_century

Class is a young adult 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.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, adds:

“I can’t wait for Class to arrive on BBC Three. BBC Three will always back best young British talent.”

Class starts filming today (April 4th) and will premiere on BBC Three this year.

It is still unconfirmed if current Doctor Peter Capaldi will be appearing in this spin off.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s