Class, the new Doctor Who spinoff coming to the BBC, has released its first trailer and a boy-on-boy smooch is featured prominently.
Set at the Whovian landmark Coal Hill Academy, the new show will feature a gang of students and a mysterious physics teacher solving mysteries and battling aliens without the help of everyone’s favorite doctor. While the current incarnation of the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, appears in the trailer and kickoff episode, openly gay writer Patrick Ness says he doesn’t plan on bringing the Doctor back often.
“I think cameo appearances are like penises,” he told the audience at New York Comic Con. “If you put it in the scene it’s all people are going to look at. So you have to have it there for a really, really good reason… I don’t want anything to take away from the story.”