BBC America Class, star Greg Austin says, “It was all top secret”

Greg Austin

Premiere, in a Doctor Who spin off,  Coal Hill Academy students find themselves in danger, on April 15th, 2017, at 7pm PT, 10pm ET on DirecTV

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Stars) 2017/04/15 – “It was all top secret,” says Class star Greg Austin. “We were just going to this audition. I didn’t have any information for my character, Charlie. I first thought he had Asperger syndrome. So when I found out he was an alien, I could see why he sees everything from a different perspective. It’s about four kids, me being one of them.”


“He [The Doctor] is basically breaking through time and space to come and get us” says Austin. “It’s about how we react to that and how we deal with trying to save the world, and trying to have relationships, have exams…trying to be a normal teenager”

“However much I love Peter Capaldi, because he is a genius and I love everything about him, the iconic Doctor for me, when I think of The Doctor, I think, David Tennant,” says Austin. “ Maybe is because I was most aware growing up.”

April 15th, 2017

  • For Tonight We Might Die

Greg Austin is Charlie, he is an alien Prince from the beautiful planet Rhodia, and the very last of his kind. He had to flee his planet when is invaded by Shadow Kin. Charlie has ended up at Coal Hill alone.

Jordan Renzo is Matteusz, Charlie’s boyfriend. He is an outsider. He has religious parents that are struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. He is a victim to their prejudice.

Sophie Hopkins is April, a lone ranger. Her classmates think she’s a try-hard. She looks on the bright side of things. She’s battling a difficult home life and a tragic past. Her heart might be her strength and her weakness.

In For Tonight We Might Die, students are preparing for their Fall Prom, between them are Charlie and April. The school comes under the attack of monsters. They must form an alliance to defeat them. The alien known as ‘The Doctor’ gives them a responsibility. They have to guard against the creatures that want to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

April 22nd, 2017

  • The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo

Fady Elsayed is Ram, he comes from a Sikh family. He has a faith and sense of purpose to do good in the world. He’s the Coal Hill heartthrob. Underneath this front he is harboring some demons. He isolates himself from his friends. Ram struggles with his new reality following the tragic events at prom. He is trying to hold himself together on the soccer field. He thinks he witnesses someone getting skinned alive. He’s convinced he’s cracking up. His friends are all confronted with the same thing: a skin-peeling Dragon. They are under attack. They must pull together to keep Coal Hill safe.

April 29th, 2017

  • Nightvisiting

Vivian Oparah is Tanya, the youngest of the gang. She is a Physics genius with sharp-eyed perception. She finds it difficult to fit in with the older students. She wants is to have a group of friends to call her own. She has an unexpected visitor come to her window in the dead of night.

Katherine Kelly is Miss Quill, she is Physics teacher at Coal Hil. She spent her life fighting for freedom against The Rhodian people. She has been forced to have an alien creature live inside her brain and telepathically link her to Charlie as his servant. She struggles to adjust to her enslavement. She and Ram are horrified when they face startling appearances. They are confronted with these encounters. The team must overcome the persuasion of this threat They have to battle through the streets to stop Tanya from being lost forever.

Class cast

A BBC Studios Wales production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide. Created, produced and written by Patrick Ness. Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin

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