Breaking News, not content with their 3 hit shows set in a school (Waterloo Road, Big School, Bad Education). The BBC announced today that they’re making a Doctor Who spin-off set in a school.
Class will consist of 8 x 45-minute episodes and will be written by Young Adult author Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls). Class is a Young Adult (teenager) series set in the contemporary Coal Hill school, in London.
Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, will act as executive producer on Class.
“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!”
“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 expected to air towards the end of 2016.