HUGE news, Whovians!
BBC Three announced today that author Patrick Ness and Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat have teamed up to produce an exciting Whoniverse spinoff series.
The show will focus on the life of London teenagers as they find themselves thrust into heroism against all new alien foes, alongside the usual dramas of school and puberty.
Steven Moffat says, “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!”
This will be the first ever television series for Patrick Ness, best known for his young adult genre novels including A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking Trilogy.
“I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself,” Ness said. “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.”
Class will run in 8 45-minute episodes, will film in and around Wales in the Spring, and be on air next year.