Watch the first teaser for ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘Class’

The first series of ‘Class’ premieres later this month

The fist trailer for Doctor Who spin-off Class has been released online following its premiere at New York’s Comic Con.

Class is set at Coal Hill Academy in London, featured in the very first Doctor Who episode in 1963, and will feature teenagers confronting otherworldly beasts.

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly will take on the lead role as a teacher, joined by four unknown actors, Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed and Vivian Oparah.

Patrick Ness, the show’s writer, has previously revealed that cult US vampire drama series Buffy was one of the inspirations for the series.

Last month, Peter Capaldi confirmed that the next season of Doctor Who will not air until April 2017. Capaldi is rumoured to make an appearance in Class, however, when it launches on October 22 on BBC Three.

Doctor Who fans also have a forthcoming Christmas special to tide them over until next year.