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‘Class’ Teaser Trailer: The ‘Doctor Who’ Universe Expands Into the Terrifying Wilds of High School

Even Time Lords need some help sometimes.

The cast of “Class”

BBC / Ray Burmiston

He can travel through space and he can travel through time but he can’t always be there when you need him. So says “Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi in the first teaser trailer for BBC America’s spin-off of their popular series, entitled “Class.” Although Capaldi won’t show up in every episode of the new sci-fi-tinged series, his presence will likely linger over all of it, and he takes center stage in this snappy little slice of things to come.

Per the series’ very intriguing official synopsis, “It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. And this incursion is only the beginning. Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly), are charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Capaldi) to guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own. ”

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That’s right, “Doctor Who” is going to high school. What could possibly be more terrifying than that? Oh, right, dimension-busting aliens. Check out the first teaser trailer for “Class” below.

“Class” will debut sometime in the coming months.

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