Doctor Who has been running for more than 50 years, which has led to a plethora — that's right, a plethora — of spin-offs. But Class, which will premiere in 2017 on BBC America, looks like one of the boldest reinventions of the franchise yet.
Instead of focusing on kids, like The Sarah Jane Adventures, Class is set at one of the most iconic locations in Who history, with a sexier, darker take on the wibbly-wobbly adventures of The Doctor's Earth-bound friends.
Created by YA writer Patrick Ness, as well as Who boss Steven Moffat, the show is set at the Coal Hill School — the first location from the very first episode of Who, which airedway back in 1963. The school popped up again a few years ago, as Who weaved in more details about the school, as well as some of its students.
Starring relative newcomers Greg Austin (Charlie), Sophie Hopkins (April), Fady Elsayed (Ram), and Vivian Oparah (Tanya), Class follows the students at Coal Hill are trying to live their normal lives, when they get attacked by mysterious forces. So basically, The Faculty, but with way more awesome accents.
The first trailer — and teaser — for Class was shown off at BBC America's New York Comic Con panel, and now you (yes, you!) can watch them for yourself. Who hasn't skewed away from going dark and sexy in the past; but given the high school setting and younger leads, chances are this will be even darker and sexier. If you're into that sort of thing.
Here's the teaser:
...And here's the official first trailer, which name drops Buffy, The Vampire Diaries, and looks like Skins set in the Doctor Who universe, so basically I'm already 100% obsessed with this show:
Class premieres on BBC America in 2017.