Doctor Who Fans – There’s a Spin Off Coming Soon Called ‘Class’ and it has an LGBT Male Lead!

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There are so few male gay characters in sci-fi. In fact there are hardly any. However, are you a Doctor fan? I admit I only became a fan after the revival of the 9th/10th Doctor – Christopher Eccleston taking the role in 2005. But I never looked back after that. Doctor has had several spin offs, a couple of the more popular series include Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Now there is another series in the works simply called, Class. Details on this show and how it will fit into the Whoverse have been very limited. Class takes place at Coal Hill school. This is the same school that Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) was a teacher. Clara was one of the latest companions to the Doctor (Peter Capaldi). One other thing is clear. Show writer Patrick Ness has made it clear that an LGBT cast member will be represented as the lead role. Ness tweeted the following:

Captain Jack

This is incredible news. The Whoverse has represented the LGBT community fairly well in the past decade and even had a pansexual character lead the show Torchwood. Openly gay actor John Barrowman played Captain Jack Harkness and was a total whore on the show. It was awesome. So I am happy that this new show will come to pass. There are so few gay male sci-fi characters playing lead roles today. Some fans may be upset, but many true Whovians will know that this is to be expected in a universe that has multiple realities and multiple possible timelines. Everything is timey whimey, wibbly wobbly. Class so far includes: Fady Elsayed (pictured above), Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah and is set to air later in 2016.

The Class

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4 comments to Doctor Who Fans – There’s a Spin Off Coming Soon Called ‘Class’ and it has an LGBT Male Lead!

  • Jonathan O'Faolain Jonathan O'Faolain  says:

    I’d give it a shot.

    Doctor Who spinoffs can be hit or miss. I wanted, WATED to like Torchwood, but it was… problematic. Even though John Barrowman is a national British sexy treasure and hot as frak!

    Then again, we also got Sarah Jane Adventures, which I grieved over when Elizabeth Sladen died, thus ending the series.

  • Phlex  says:

    Note that Luke Smith, in the Sarah Jane Adventures, was intended to come out as gay during the last season, but of course Elisabeth Sladen passed away and the season was never completed. There were slight hints that Luke is very impressed by his roommate. Tommy Knight, who played Luke, was said to have been agreeable to the idea. A pity it was never brought off.

  • auntymib  says:

    I’d been watching since the 5th Doctor. I’m looking forward to the new show.

  • Mike  says:

    I started watching Doctor Who with the 2005 reboot too. I loved Captain Jack and Torchwood was one of my favorite shows. Doctor Who has done a good job with LGBT representation by having some of their ancillary characters gay so this is just par for the course. I will tune in and give it a shot.

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