BBC Three today announces Class – a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who Spin off from the acclaimed Young Adult author Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls). Class is a YA series set in contemporary London.

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, this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, who will be an executive producer on the
programme, said:

“No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the
teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we’re bringing his brilliant story-telling
into Doctor Who. This is growing up in modern Britain – but with monsters!”

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 [producer] 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 Steven Moffat, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. An 8 x 45 minute series produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC Worldwide for BBC Three. It will film in and around Wales from next spring before being shown on BBC Three later in 2016. 
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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

5 COMMENTS

  1. In a 21st Century sense, BBC3 is still on the air. It's just not broadcasting over the airwaves – it's broadcasting through the Internet. I'm not saying that's a good thing or a bad thing, but BBC3 still exists.

  2. So this is dissapointing. Not going to go ott and say it will be horrible, but as a concept for a spin off, its not that strong, and as a piece of "major doctor who news" its hardly just that for many fans. Hopefully some younger fans will get a kick out of this though.

  3. British Gamer, Harry, they announced BBC Three was to go online, but it hasn't happened yet, and won't until sometime in 2016. Whether it goes online only before Class airs or not, it's supposed to get a BBC One repeat a week later anyway, so it WILL definitely air on TV.

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