The show launches with a double episode, released simultaneously on the channel.
Class is set in Coal Hill School, a regular time-travelling hotspot since the Doctor first arrived there in 1963.
Years of time travel have caused the barrier between space and time to wear dangerously thin, and something frightening has been waiting on the other side…
The series is darker than previous Doctor Who spin off The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures, and is suggested to be more in line with adult sci-fi hit Torchwood.
Creator Patrick Ness described the series as “true to what teenagers feel like their lives are.”
“People expected it to be for a much younger audience than it is. On the first day of prosthetics, there was so much blood we felt sick” said Sophie Hopkins, who plays April.
Cast member Greg Austin, who plays oddball Charlie, compared the show to long-running American sci-fi drama Buffy, joking “it is very much for that audience, but revamped and regenerated”
Fady Elsayed, who is also starring in the show as joker Ram, added “There’re funny moments, there’s happy moments. It’s dark, but in a beautiful way. It’s real and it’s raw.”
Vivian Oparah rounds out the main cast as big-mouthed brainbox Tanya, whose bolshy attitude is a front for her insecurities about having been moved up two academic years due to her exceptional intelligence.
The launch date was announced in a Facebook Live Q&A session with the cast of the show, which can be watched below.
They also confirmed rumours that the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi would be appearing in the show.