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September 7th, 2017 60 comments

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Doctor Who Spin off Class Officially Cancelled


Doctor Who spin off Class has been officially cancelled by the BBC.

The news was confirmed by BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh speaking today at a Broadcasting Press Guild.

No, [we’re not bringing it back]. There was nothing wrong with it – I thought Patrick did a great job, he explored an amazing world.

In honesty, it just didn’t really land for us on BBC Three. Things sometimes don’t, and I’ve got to make decisions about what we’re going to do from a drama point of view.

There are always times when you do something and you have to decide that it’s not going to come back. Class is just one of those things.



  • Joel Seber

    December 24th, 2017 - 4:04pm

    I think Class had a lot of potential that should be explored. Occasional interactions with The Doctor would be a ratings boost, if that was a concern. As was posted earlier, one series wasn’t a fair trial.

    • The Outcast

      December 25th, 2017 - 12:20pm

      It was more than a fair trial. Most TV Series get a Pilot episode to test the waters before deciding on doing a full Series. This got a full eight episodes right off the bat… and was in my opinion the most utter garbage spin-off ever produced.

      What do you think is a fair trial? 2 Series? Nope, I think that is rather unfair. One is a good fair number, not two. Especially not for this garbage.

  • Anonymous

    November 6th, 2017 - 11:12pm

    please dont cancel class we really need one of the doctor who spin off shows to work thank you

  • whovian

    October 10th, 2017 - 3:12pm

    Im sad that Class is not coming back, butin a way, also not surprised.

    Like the other shows, it had its main enemy in the Shadowkin, but they were featured very heavily. In DW the Daleks are the main, Torchwood had the Weevils and SJA had the Trickster, but they werent constantly in the shows.

    I personally didnt feel it was a good idea to have the characters being intimate on screen, as it had nothing to do with tge story whatsoever.

    And the intro didnt really work. As with the parent show and other spin offs, they all have instrumental theme tunes, Torchwood just had a creepy voice saying Torchwood. Class’ theme was Up All Night by Alex Claire, for me, it just didnt seem right.

    I just hope in the future that somehow there is some sort of closure to what the Weeping Angels were up too, or maybe hopefully when Doctor Who returns next year, the Doctor finds out and that she puts a stop to the Angel’s plans.

  • Cheesypie

    October 9th, 2017 - 6:26pm

    Thank goodness

    • The Outcast

      October 10th, 2017 - 11:54am

      I agree.

  • whyyyyy

    October 5th, 2017 - 2:50am


    Absolutely hate it when networks cancel shows without closure! So many loose ends. As cheesy as it sounds, I thought it had potential. I mean, (unpopular opinion) I liked it; don’t confuse it with “loved” it, though.

    I enjoyed that it was part of the Whoniverse, with characters who weren’t so affiliated to the Doctor as other spin-offs like SJA or Torchwood was.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 5th, 2017 - 11:38am

      One series is not enough to determine whether to cancel something or not in my opinion, torchwood series 1 example A, it got so much better each series imagine the episodes we’d have lost if they decided to cancel it after series 1. I feel like we needed a Doctor Who monster or two in there to bridge the gap which of course we would have been getting in series 2. But like you said loose ends are just so annoying because there was so much in the finale that could have been explored

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