According to blogtorwho, today BBC Three announced a Doctor Who spinoff series titled “Class.”The spinoff will be 8 x 45 minute episodes courtesy of author Patrick Ness. Class will be a young adult series set in contemporary London. The series will be executive produced by Steven Moffat, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin
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 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!
“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 Clas<s, 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.