‘Doctor Who’ is Getting A New Spinoff Series Written by Patrick Ness
The series — entitled Class — will feature eight 45-minute episodes and is set at the show’s recurring fictional school Coal Hill.
Said BBC Three in a statement, “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 them before.”
Added director Steven Moffat, “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,” concluded Ness.
The show will premiere sometime in 2016.