BBC Three has announced a new Doctor Who spin off will be coming next year. Young adult author Patrick Ness, whose credits include the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls, will be working on the series titled Class. Steven Moffat said of Ness:
“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!”
The series will have eight 45 minute episodes that take place at the school where Clara Oswald works. The press release for the series states:
Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenaline of the best YA fiction (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen them before.
This will be Ness’ first television series. He said of the project:
“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.”
The BBC has announced a new YA spinoff series, entitled Class, will be coming to BBC Three. Consisting of eight 45-minute episodes, the show is supposed to take place at the school where Clara Oswald works.
Class will be executive produced by Steven Moffatt, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin. The series begin filming this spring and will be on air next year.