1. Jessica Sargent (Allie Sheridan), Campbell Challis (Carter West) and Louis Clarke-Clare (Sylvain Cassell) previously played their parts in the cult book trailers for the Night School series, which have been produced since 2012. This is the first time they’ve spoken as the characters on screen.
2.In episode 1, ‘Flashback,’ the cast were given the chance to completely trash a classroom. It turned out to be the same classroom in which Jessica Sargent used to have English lessons.
3.The controlled chaos of Allie and Mark trashing the school in episode 1 didn’t go without a hitch however. The crew accidentally set off the fire alarm and the entire building had to be evacuated. Their punishment was having to listen to 100 shrill children belting out ‘Let it Go’ while waiting outside in the cold.
4.Frensham Heights School, the Hogwarts-like building that stands in for Cimmeria Academy throughout the series, was one of the original inspirations for the Night School books.
5.Carter spends more time with his clothes off than on in episode 2, ‘The Other One.’
6.Episode 3, ‘Power’, features none of the regular cast aside from Nathaniel.
7.Grace Parry, who plays Katie in episode 4, ‘The Gilmore Girl,’ was recently seen flying a spaceship in an ad for the BFI’s sci-fi season.
8.Several takes of the poignant, ethereal scene that begins the dream sequence episode, ‘All the Pretty Killers,’ were rendered unusable by a small boy running past in a Superman outfit.
9. Episode 6, ‘Bang’ was partially filmed in some abandoned WW2 tunnels on the outskirts of London. A condition of the crew filming there was that they didn’t reveal where they are.
10.The Night School web series is the first EVER web series based on a YA book outside the USA.
About the Book
This time her parents have had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to boarding school, far from her London friends.
But at Cimmeria Academy, Allie is soon caught up in the strange activities of a secret group of elite students.
When she’s attacked late one night the incident sets off a chain of increasingly violent events. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems to be.
And that she is not who she thought she was.
CJ Daugherty is the bestselling author of the Night School books, which are the first in the UK to be made into a web series.
Night School the Web Series runs on the You Tube Channel Night School Book, every Friday. Check out the first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/user/nightschoolbook