BBC America has announced that the new Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class’, written by young adult author Patrick Ness will air in the US sometime during 2016. The announcement was made during the recent Television Critics Association winter tour.
The show will air on BBC Three in the UK (date to be confirmed).
‘Class’ is the newest spin-off since the 2007 and The Sarah Jane Adventures which starred third and fourth Doctor companion Elisabeth Sladen. A young adult series set in contemporary London where incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.
On his first television series, two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness said: “I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself. There’s so much room there for all kinds of amazing stories, and to work with Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to find a place to tell one of my own has been an absolute joy. I can’t wait for people to meet the heroes of Class, to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your A-Levels.
Class is executive produced by current Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffatt, Patrick Ness, and executive Producer Brian Minchin. The 8-part series will film in and around Wales from Spring 2016.
There have been no announcements yet surrounding the cast.
The Television Critics Association represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada.