New Doctor Who Spinoff Entitled 'Class' Announced For 2016

Saturday, 03 October 2015 - 12:59PM
Doctor Who
Saturday, 03 October 2015 - 12:59PM
New Doctor Who Spinoff Entitled 'Class' Announced For 2016
Doctor Who has boasted a few relatively successful spinoffs over the past ten years, such as Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures, and it looks like the BBC isn't done with creating new properties derived from the popular British TV show just yet. Recently, a new show entitled Class was announced that will coexist in the same universe (or would multiverse be more appropriate?) as Doctor Who.

Class is aimed at young adult audiences, and though not much has been revealed about the upcoming sci-fi show, it will evidently feature the adventures of the kids from Coal Hill secondary school, where companion Clara Oswald currently teaches. Coal Hill has played a big part in the history of DW, being the school where the Doctor's granddaughter, Susan, attended back in 1963. It's also where the Doctor's first two companions, Ian and Barbara, worked before basically getting kidnapped by the Time Lord's first incarnation.

The show is due to start filming in early 2016, and the first season will evidently be composed of 8 episodes, each with a 45 minute run time. It's still unknown who will star in the spinoff, but it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that the Doctor and his companions will crop up from time to time on the show. It's set to air on BBC3, which could very well become a totally online channel come 2016.

Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat said that Class was like "Growing up in modern Britain, but with monsters," which definitely sounds like a lot of fun. There's no official air date as of yet, but you can be sure Whovians will be tuning in sometime next year to see whether Class can find a place in the Doctor Who family of spinoffs. Until then, you can catch the Time Lord every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on BBC America.
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