The Caretaker is returning to Coal Hill School.
The RadioTimes has confirmed that Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will be reprising his role of the Twelfth Doctor for the first episode of the upcoming Doctor Who spinoff Class. "The Doctor Who family is growing," said Capaldi, "and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome the young new cast of Class into the Whoniverse."
According to the article, the Twelfth Doctor will appear in the first episode of the new series, "For Tonight We Might Die," which will introduce Coal Hill Academy classmates Charlie (Greg Austin), April (Sophie Hopkins), Ram (Fady Elsayed) and Tanya (Vivian Oparah), along with physics teacher Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly).
Nigel Betts, who played Mr. Armitage in "Into the Dalek" and "The Caretaker," is also listed as part of the regular cast.
A new BBC description states that the group will be "charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as the Doctor (Peter Capaldi): guard against the creatures of nightmare that want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own."
Capaldi's appearance on Class was first rumored back in March. The official Class Twitter account also verified the news with the following post...
📢CONFIRMED!— Class (@bbcclass) September 23, 2016
Peter Capaldi will guest star as the Doctor in #ClassDW's opening episode 🙌#DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/u68KL99Tws
Two episodes will drop on the first day, with the second episode of the series titled "The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo."
BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh said, "We know lots of BBC3 fans are Doctor Who fans so Class on BBC3 is a perfect fit. It’s nice to be back as part of the Doctor Who family."
Class will debut on BBC3 on October 22nd, with BBC America airing the series in the United States sometime in Spring 2017.