The BBC has just announced that a Doctor Who spinoff called Class is in the works. Class, which will film in the spring and air sometime next year, is apparently going to be a “YA series” and, fittingly, is coming at us from YA author Patrick Ness. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat will be an executive producer. The series will be set in modern-day London, but we don’t know how the show will be connected to Doctor Who. From Ness’s statement below, it sounds like it will be about teenagers fighting aliens and monsters, but their relationship to the sonic sunglasses-wearing Doctor remains a mystery.
In the press release, Ness is quoted as saying, ”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."
Moffat chimed in with, "This is like growing up in modern Britain — but with monsters!"
There have been previous Doctor Who spinoffs, including Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, but none have been as successful as the main show, and the more senior cadre of Whovians might balk at watching a bunch of teenagers run around London. Not me, though. Check my bio. I will watch the shit out of this. Do you think you’ll tune in?
Source: The Verge