With Series 9 of Doctor Who firing on all cylinders, and more and more fans coming to watch the series every week, it’s safe to say that the Doctor has never been more popular. BBC agrees, so much so that they’ve announced on their blog that a spinoff of Doctor Who is coming, titled “Class”, that will be set in modern day Coal Hill School (where the series first started if you think about it), and BBC has teased the premise, stating: “incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected.”
The series will be helped my author Patrick Ness, who said about being a part of this: “I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself,” Ness said in a statement. 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 series (to start) will be 8 episodes of 45-minutes in length, with more to be determined by the reception. This would actually be the third Doctor Who spinoff series following Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures.