Big changes are coming to the ‘Doctor Who’ universe. Behind the scenes, Steven Moffat is preparing for his final season on the long-running British sci-fi series as Chris Chibnall gets ready to step in as showrunner for series eleven. On the other side of the camera, the Doctor’s world will be expanding even further when the new young adult spinoff from Patrick Ness called ‘Class’ debuts next year. However, BBC America hasn’t revealed when the show centered on Coal Hill School would premiere on their network. That is, until now.
Being a teenager in the world today is hard enough. But when you have to learn how to stay safe as the end of the world descends upon your hometown, things get considerably more complicated. And according to Entertainment Weekly, school will be in session for the four Coal Hill school students played by Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, and Vivian Oparah in the spring of 2017. Until then, Whovians will have the opportunity to get their first look at the show at New York Comic Con next month as the cast and crew gathers in the Big Apple for their very first panel for the show.
Although, ahead of all the surprises planned for NYCC, the show has also confirmed that Peter Capaldi will guest star as the Doctor on the series premiere. The official ‘Class’ Twitter account sent out the following post to announce the TARDIS’ landing in Shoreditch for the first episode titled ‘For Tonight We Might Die’:
— Class (@bbcclass) September 23, 2016
Now that we know when we can expect ‘Class’ on the small screen (and even in person if you have tickets to NYCC), we anxiously await more details on the highly anticipated ‘Doctor Who’ spinoff’. For now, here’s the official synopsis of the series to get you started:
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 traveling 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.
Are you excited to attend ‘Class’ next year? What sort of wibbly-wobbly, timey-whimey mess do you think the students of Coal Hill will get into? And are you glad to hear that the Doctor will be dropping in to lend a hand? Sound off in the comments.