Gwendoline Christie would later go on to star as Captain Phasma in the "Star Wars" films.
The show was created to fill the schedule gap left by the "Doctor Who" spin-off "The Sarah Jane Adventures" when it's lead actress Elisabeth Sladen fell ill, she died in 2011. The show, however, has no relation to the "Doctor Who" universe.
Co-creator and former executive producer Russell T. Davies stated that the show could "easily run for ten years".
Brian Blessed, Gwendoline Christie, Brian Herring, and Tim Rose starred in the "Star Wars" films. Brian Blessed as Boss Nass, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Brian Herring as BB-8 and Tim Rose as Admiral Ackbar.