The Walking Fany – Class: the new spin-off of Doctor Who
A few days ago, precisely on April 4, BBC Three (uk's channel group the BBC has announced the main cast for the new, young and fresh spin-off of Doctor Who. Let's take a look!
Before, however (so it increases a bit of the suspense), I will give some general information for those who have not the slightest idea of what strokes Doctor Who. Started in 1963, and designed by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson, this series was conceived as a show for families.
The seasons also tell of the exciting adventures of the Doctor, alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, the TARDIS, the ship of the space-time in the shape of a police telephone box from the 60s, travelling in time and space with his various companions. The Lords have two hearts and can regenerate up to 12 times, i.e., instead of dying they can regenerate their own cells by changing appearance.
The first Doctor was played by William Hartnell for the first three seasons (more than 8 episodes of the fourth) and his first companions were his granddaughter Susan, played by Carole Ann Ford, and the two teachers, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, respectively, Jacqueline Hill and William Russell.
The series was suspended in 1989 for a decline of audience share in 1996, attempted to give way to a new season by using a TV movie as a pilot, in which the eighth Doctor had the face of Paul McGann, but with poor results. In 2003, the BBC announced that the great man by the name of Russell T. Davies (I will never stop to worship him) would have revived Doctor Who. On march 26, 2005 aired the first episode of the new cycle of the series, starring Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor, and Billie Piper as Rose. In the second the new season, Eccleston was replaced by David Tennant (I don't think it necessary to repeat for the umpteenth time how fantastic), for the other 3 seasons. In 2010, Russell passes the reigns to Steven Moffat and Tennant's the doctor's sonic screwdriver Matt Smith, starting the fifth season, thanks to which the popularity of the series grew exponentially, infecting every part of the globe.
At the time it was ended the ninth season with Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman in the role of Clara Oswald (who, fortunately, do not it will play in the next season).
As you can imagine, including cartoons, comics, video games, etc., the universe of Doctor Who is vast and includes some of the spin-off. The first was Torchwood, which began in 2006 and focuses on Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). Subsequently, in 2007, begins The Sarah Jane adventures, aimed at a young audience, with the protagonist of the fourth the Doctor's companion, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen).
Now for the main news. In October 2015 was announced the creation of the Class, a spin-off of Doctor Who. The project was entrusted to Patrick Ness, author of the Seven minutes after midnight, which will work alongside Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin (Torchwood) in the role of executive producers. The series, designed mainly for teenagers, it will rotate around the four students of Coal Hill School (the same school that he attended Susan in the very first episode, where she teaches Clara), and their teacher. The story will be set in a modern London where the continuous time travel have weakened the walls of the space-time, and now something pushes to take off, to kill, and to lead us in the Shadows.
The protagonists must not only face the issues from a teenager, namely, fears, school, parents, sex, and friends, but you will also find face-to-face with aliens, and not only.
Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, are the young actors who will interpret the four students, Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge) is the new and powerful teacher.
Ness has spoken of a great work of research to find these amazing and talented actors who understood what the ambition of the TV show.
Class will be full of action, heart, and adrenaline; according to Moffat, will also present the shades of dark and sexy. The executive producer, has also stated that he has always wondered if there could be a british version of Buffy the vampire slayer. This is now possible thanks to Ness, of which they are all very excited about.
The shots seem to be start the first of the month and the series will present the 8 episodes from the duration of about 45 minutes each.
For now, have not been released any other details and as usual all we can do is wait. With this aura of mystery (definitely better then those under the armpits...), I wish you a good evening and I make space for the #MemeWeek.
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