After a year of hearing about the Doctor Who spinoff Class, we finally have our first look at the action of the show, and things look pretty intense. Take a look.
Well, damn, if that trailer doesn't start off creepy as hell I don't know what does. Also? Doesn't Class look like it will be filled with some awesome stuff? Yes. Yes it does. The first official trailer for Class was posted over on the Doctor Who YouTube page, and it shows off the new characters we'll get to know on the series, some of the intense action and, yes, it even gives us a peek at everyone's favorite Doctor. We don't know right now how much The Doctor will be around or when he'll first show up, but since they'll be trying to get a new show off the ground, it would make a lot of sense for him to appear early on to help set up the mission of the new series.
Class will focus on a group of teenaged students at Coal Hill Academy and a new teacher to the school as they fight the numerous alien and supernatural baddies that make the school, and the area around it, their target. So, why is Coal Hill attracting such monstrosities? Well, it looks like the walls of space and time are breaking down around the school, making it the perfect place for ominous shadows, fire monsters and a whole host of creepy crawlies to make appearances in the lives of our new team of heroes.
The show stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah and Katherine Kelly and, by the looks of things, they've taken all the right Doctor Who elements and mixed in a bit of sex and some good, old-fashioned teen angst to give us a great package of drama, shocks and some laughs. So, let's see, Class has a close knit group of kids fighting monsters, a teacher who helps look after them on their adventures, high school drama and all the attendant emotional turmoil that goes along with that and almost dying on a regular basis. Well, if you're getting a Scooby Gang vibe along the lines of what we saw on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you've hit the nail on the head, as show creator Patrick Ness has, indeed, admitted that Class is heavily influenced by that late, great show.
Class debuts this month on BBC Three in the UK, but there's no word yet on when or where potential American fans will be able to watch the show. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll keep you up to date on everything related to Class as details become available.
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