Rounding out the cast of Class is Katherine Kelly, who will play a powerful teacher at the school the main characters attend. Set in Coal Hill School, a fixture of the Doctor Who franchise since the program’s 1963 debut, the show will give viewers a closer look at the now-unstable educational institution:
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.
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.
Award winning YA 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.”
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