Metro.co.uk reports Paul Marc Davis has landed a recurring role in the upcoming Class TV series — the newest spin-off of Doctor Who. Davis has previously appeared in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures. We previously reported the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi may also have a Class cameo.
As of this writing, the BBC has not publicized the addition of Davis to the Class cast. The story broke on Twitter, when the user Ruther posted a photo of Davis’s online CV. Check it out, below. Davis joins the cast, pictured above, which as of this writing includes: Vivian Oparah, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed, and Katherine Kelly. Nigel Betts is also reportedly on board.
— Ruther (@Ruther2) April 16, 2016
Here is more on Class, from an earlier BBC America overview:
Announced today, the stars of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who spin-off series Class – exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.
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.”
Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who executive producer, says: “There’s nothing more exciting than meeting stars that nobody’s heard of yet. We had the read through of the first few episodes last week, and there was a whole row of them. Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy – it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”
Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. It is scary, funny, and as painful and sharp as youth. It will also shine a light on a whole new corner of the Whoniverse.
From Writer Patrick Ness, Director Ed Bazalgette (Poldark, Doctor Who), Producer Derek Ritchie, and Executive Producers Patrick Ness, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, the BBC Cymru Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide, starts filming today. The series will air on BBC Three in the UK.
Further casting will be announced in due course.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Doctor Who TV show franchise? Do you plan to check out the new Class TV show, when it comes to BBC America and BBC Three? Tell us.