Class, An Upcoming Doctor Who Spinoff About Six Teenage Students of the Coal Hill Academy

In September, the BBC announced a new spinoff series about students who attend the Coal Hill Academy, a fictional institution that has been referenced since the first series of Doctor Who. Entitled “Class“, the series will focus on six sixth-formers (high school juniors) whose teenage lives are complicated with the excitement and stress that comes with time travel.

It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning…??Charlie (played by Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi): guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

Class begins on BBC Three on October 22, 2016 and on BBC America in 2017

Show writer Patrick Ness introduced the series by way of an interview.