Doctor Who spin-off will have a LGBT lead character?
Doctor Who spin-off will have a LGBT lead character?Facebook / Doctor Who

The BBC's popular science fiction series "Doctor Who" is all set to come out with its spin-off series "Class" and as stated by the recent reports, it seems that there will be a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) character as one of the leads in the series.

As reported by Radio Times, the news was revealed by the new BBC 3 series author and screenwriter, Patrick Ness, on his Twitter handle. Though he hasn't confirmed it, the tweets hint at a possible LGBT member in the series.

The previous "Doctor Who" spinoff, 'Torchwood," also had LGBT leads as Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) became one of the most beloved couples of the series.

"Class" follows the story of six former students of Coach Hill Academy who have their own secrets. Besides dealing with the regular life problems like friends, parents, school, sex and sorrow, they also have to deal with the complexities of time travel.

However, the formers are up for a nasty surprise as due to the Doctor's time-travelling, the walls of space and time have been stretched thin, allowing monsters of unimaginable proportions to enter the earth's atmosphere and wreak havoc on the people.

It is not yet revealed that whether Greg Austin or Fady Elsayed will play the LGBT character. Radio Times has stated that there is a possibility of a new cast member playing the character too.

Ness also tweeted his condolences to the families of the 50 people who lost their lives and were severely injured after a mass shooting occurred at an LGBT bar in Orlando.