Did Peter Capaldi just confirm his departure after Doctor Who season 10? If so, is he planning to move in with a younger generation of heroes on the spinoff Class?
ANN revealed earlier plans for Peter Capaldi to take part in the new BBC Three show titled Class. The eight-part series is actually a spinoff of his show Doctor Who. So, does his appearance mean Doctor Who season 10 is his last for the long running sci-fi series? Not likely at this time. Exiting showrunner Steven Moffat himself assured the twelfth Time Lord loves the show. Moreover, he believes Capaldi will stay in character for a long time.
As it turns out, Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who will be on hand to welcome the cast of the spinoff Class to the Whoniverse. Hence, his appearance on the show. Class premieres and airs its first two episodes on October 22. Episode 1 titled For Tonight We Might Die introduces the cast composed of April (Sophie Hopkins), Charlie (Greg Austin), Ram (Fady Elsayed), Tanya (Vivian Oparah), and physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly). Episode 2 is titled The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo.
“At last, we can tell you a little more about Class! Though there are still many, many secrets to come. Many. Like, a lot. But of course the Doctor is in episode one! That’s how these things are done. Truly, though, I can’t wait for everyone to see the show; we’ve worked so hard and I’m so proud of it,” spinoff series creator Patrick Ness said.
— Class (@bbcclass) September 23, 2016
The setting for Class is at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch. While the location might be fictional, the place has been part of Doctor Who’s universe since it began. According to Ness, Doctor Who’s granddaughter went to the school, Empire wrote.
A synopsis of the spinoff Class revealed the show would keep track of the typical struggles and drama of real teenagers. However, mysterious happenings in their school and the responsibility bestowed by the Doctor upon them makes things complicated. Then again, it certainly makes it more interesting.