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Doctor Who spin-off finally gets premiere date

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Get out those red sharpies and circle those calendars — BBC America’s Class will finally be making its way to the small screen!

The first young adult-themed Doctor Who spin-off will be opening doors on TV in the spring of 2017.

The show, which is set at the Coal Hill School in London, follows the lives of four high school students (played by Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah) as they try to balance their teenage troubles with less regular ones — like the end of the world.

As it turns out, attending the iconic (and frequently time-and-space-travelling-trouble-prone) school comes with it’s own set of issues. Namely, the various visits from the Doctor over the years — most recently in season 8 — which have caused the very walls of space and time to thin, all while something waits on the other side with eyes on killing everyone and bring them into the Shadow.

Lucky for Coal Hill School though, it was also announced that the Doctor himself (Peter Capaldi) will make an appearance in the series premiere, which is titled “For Tonight We Might Die.”

 

YA novelist Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) serves as series creator and executive producer along with Doctor Who heads Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. 

 

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