The series Class
, which premiered tonight on BBC America, is a spinoff of the UK cult hit, Doctor Who
. The show, which was created by Patrick Ness, takes place at Coal Hill School (now Coal Hill Academy), where Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) was an English teacher during season eight and nine of the original series. The series focuses on five sixth formers (high schoolers), and their Physics teacher, Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly).
There's April, (Sophie Hopkins), the kind but unpopular girl, Tanya, (Vivian Oparah), who is so smart she skipped a couple years of school, Ram (Fady Elsayed), the popular jock, and Matteusz (Jordan Renzo), a homosexual student.
Then new student Charlie (Greg Austin) arrives, along with new teacher Miss Quill. Charlie is actually a prince from the planet Rhodia, and Quill is his protector.
In the premiere episode, a race known as the Shadow Kin arrive at the school looking for Charlie, and will kill anyone who gets in their way.