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March 25th, 2016 39 comments

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News On Doctor Who Spin off “Class” Next Week

According to Patrick Ness on twitter announcements will be made on the brand new Doctor Who Spin off “Class” next week.

Class is a YA series set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected. With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before.



  • Anonymous

    June 21st, 2016 - 2:39pm

    Im personally heartbroken, havent been caught up, met clara and river song the other day, i could have said bye. Tourchwood was good but never as good. Dont think this one will fill the void, wonder, or the doctors multiple personalities mixed with the strong bond of an ever changing companion. The imagination and recurring faces that all bring something differrent to it. Its over man. Dont know why they couldnt just start a new doctor who series like they did last time. Theres going to be alot of outrage. Not saying new spin off will be bad but will never be considered a replacement, or make people forget its over. I will give class a try but not happy for the trade out

    • A

      June 21st, 2016 - 3:57pm

      What’s over? DW has been delayed by excessive sport (yawn). That’s the last BBC excuse I saw anyway. Drama queen much. Christmas episode, a mere 6 months now, & then maybe April(ish) like the old new Who for the new DW series. Watch Class or don’t, then watch DW (or not).


    April 4th, 2016 - 12:18pm

    When are we ment to be getting the announcement


    • JasonisnotaRobot

      April 4th, 2016 - 12:23pm

      Check the Doctor Who YouTube channel

    • Anonymous

      April 4th, 2016 - 12:28pm

      Doctor Who Facebook Page TOO

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    April 4th, 2016 - 12:15pm

    Over on the Doctor Who youtube channel theres a 360 video with all the cast and the set which is still in construction

  • Ian

    April 3rd, 2016 - 5:42pm

    Moffat said he would write a spin off for the Paternoster Gang (Strax, Vastra and Jenny) but he had no time…I wonder did he not want to bother then.
    Also most spin offs start life in the main show, eg School Reunion re-introduced Sarah and K9, then going back many years Dallas had a spin off Knots Landing that was introduced in Dallas, Dynasty gave us the Colbys. I find it strange they didn’t introduce some of the characters in series 9.

  • Oliver Smith

    April 2nd, 2016 - 8:08pm

    It would be nice if Class sees Rigsy (Joivan Wade) and his girlfriend investigate strange goings-on at Coal Hill.

    At least that way it involves a character from the Whoniverse.

  • Obsie

    April 2nd, 2016 - 5:12pm

    It always seems that spin offs very rarely work, it may be ok in Big Finish stories, etc but trying to squeeze life out of something is approaching desperate. However, to all those who want to watch it, I hope it satiates your curiosity and appetites.

  • Anonymous

    April 1st, 2016 - 11:10am

    well its now Friday and nothing

    • Anonymous

      April 1st, 2016 - 6:14pm

      It’s happening monday

  • Phil

    April 1st, 2016 - 2:50am

    Im still baffled as to why we can’t have another Doctor Who show. If the current team can not produce more than 13 episodes a year then why not pull a NCIS franchise and have regular current Doctor who, And Classic Doctor Who starring MCGANN or Re cast The First Doctor or Second Doctor and give us Marco Polo, The Crusade, Faceless ones… You know… Like the rest of the Entertainment world that supplies us with 22-26 episodes a year for flagship shows. Even Walking Dead, Startrek, Stargate, and other popular franchises have ran spinoffs at the same time and one show didn’t take with it the others audience. Each had their own audience and the hard cores watched both or all spin-offs. Im sure Class will be just fine, I just don’t understand the claim of spinoff. So what that Coal Hill school is in it. Ive seen several Doctor Who episodes that have Toyota’s in them, so by that rational if they make a show about a terrorist cell taking down the British Government as long a Toyota is in every episode it can now be called a Doctor Who spinoff…cause clearly a universe that has a car in two shows is obviously the same franchise?

    • Simeon

      April 1st, 2016 - 10:29am

      Except ‘Coal Hill School’ is a fictional creation within the ‘Doctor Who Universe’ and Toyota’s are not. Spin-offs can have overlapping characters or not, sometimes it’s a place or an idea (Casualty > Holby City > Holby Blue / Casualty 1900 series)

    • Anonymous

      April 1st, 2016 - 4:22pm

      Because none of the older Doctors would want that sort of nine month schedule over their heads, and the fan backlash for trying to recreate or “replace” missing episodes would render the others pointless.


    March 31st, 2016 - 7:51pm

    Does anybody know what the announcement could be?


    • doctor who fan 11

      April 1st, 2016 - 7:44am

      probably cast members and story lines

  • Anonymous

    March 30th, 2016 - 10:58pm

    Been pushed to Monday now. So we have to wait another week for the announcement

  • mick181

    March 30th, 2016 - 3:49am

    Unlike the other 2 spinofs the lack of a high profile and well loved lead character is going to make this very hard to be successful, unless they get the cast & writing dead right. There looks to be very little tie in to DR Who other than set in the same universe. With both Clara & Danny long gone from the school noone knows who the Doctor is unless someone from UNIT is a periodical visitor, that may be a way to tie the show into the overall story, Osgood maybe?

  • Anonymous

    March 28th, 2016 - 10:30pm

    As with anything new in the whoniverse I think we should all reserve judgement until once the new show has aired. I am sure there will be few links with the main show and some familliar faces poping up along the way. So let’s wait and see and give Class a chance.May I wish the Crew, actors and writters all the best for this new venture.

    • starshipalaska

      March 31st, 2016 - 6:32pm

      Here here.

  • 100,000BC

    March 27th, 2016 - 6:47pm

    I’m hoping we get a strong returning lead character from Doctor Who in there (it hasn’t been denied yet, although it wouldn’t be Clara as Jenna has only just left to get on with other work) – That is one of the main things that made SJA and Torchwood a success, and without it this would feel very poorly connected to Doctor Who and would turn some viewers off – however we shall see how this turns out. I’m not saying it will be good, I’m not saying it will be bad. Let’s just see a few episodes before we make any judgements.

  • Anonymous

    March 25th, 2016 - 11:40pm

    What I’m hopeful for:

    A Torchwood feel to it (with some strong language and dark themes)
    A prominent character from Doctor Who to appear throughout the series
    Maybe a cameo from the Doctor (or several, maybe that’s why there’s no Who til 2017 because capaldi could be working on this)
    One unused monster from Doctor Who given their chance to shine

    But what I’m really hopeful for is that Class is based on Clara and Ashildr and they’re just covering it up by calling it class for now

    • Doyouhearthem?

      March 26th, 2016 - 9:31am

      Strong language does not always denote maturity. What made Children Of Earth so good was it’s fresh and hideously relatable view on science fiction ideas.

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2016 - 3:51pm

      Let’s see.

      It will be darker than Doctor Who, but not at Torchwood gratuitous levels (trying to be mature by filling it will adult material, making it look like a ten year old’s view of “adult television”), there may be ap rominent character throughout but not as a regular, there may be a cameo but it’s not going to be a regular thing (and it certainly isn’t the reason for the delay, Doctor Who is still going to be filming this year, the show was not delayed because of Steven Moffat or Peter Capaldi’s schedules).

      And no Clara or Ashildir.

    • DoctorOsgoodTARDIS

      March 31st, 2016 - 9:25pm

      I am quite interested in seeing a Clara and Ashildr spin off (despite the fact that I didn’t like Clara very much in the beginning, she grew on me by the end) I saw somewhere, cant remember where, someone had a theory about this spin off, that ‘class’ was just a code name for ‘CL’ara and ‘AS’hlidr ‘S’pin off, personally I’d prefer it to a spin off set in coal hill

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2016 - 7:25am

      Please no more Clara!!!!!!

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    March 25th, 2016 - 9:22pm

    Hope the doctor makes a cameo of some sorts, it will make it feel like it’s in the same universe more

  • Zygon63

    March 25th, 2016 - 6:23pm

    Very excited for this! And anyone who’s having doubts – do you realise how great a writer Patrick Ness is? 🙂

  • The super whovian

    March 25th, 2016 - 6:15pm

    I hope it has at least a appearance of one monster or character from doctor who to help the audience believe that it is set in the same universe like what they did for other spin offs. But I still want new characters that’s important for a series like this. And a new monster and villain is always a good idea.

  • Doctor3000

    March 25th, 2016 - 5:38pm

    I expect Murray Gold might be composing the theme and music for this?

  • Thewhoman

    March 25th, 2016 - 2:11pm

    If John Barrowman appears in this. I will DIE.

    • The super whovian

      March 25th, 2016 - 6:17pm

      Captain Jack as a teacher imagine that. Hope you’re reading this Patrick Ness

  • Dan

    March 25th, 2016 - 1:06pm

    What mean-spirited comments. Why not adopt s wait and see approach.

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    March 25th, 2016 - 12:34pm

    Sorry can’t get excited I’d rather wait for series 10.

    • mark Belsom

      March 25th, 2016 - 8:14pm

      I’m with you on that one.

  • 2doctors2000

    March 25th, 2016 - 11:06am

    Really not feeling any interest of excitement with this. I got a feeling it will collapse dreadfully…
    I hate to be pessimistic but I’ve got no investment in it at the moment, it will take something gripping for me to have.

    • WFK DVD Collector 16

      March 25th, 2016 - 12:31pm

      I’m 99.9% certain it will flop, as there are no familiar characters from the show. They should have made a one off episode or a series that picks up from SJA, where Sarah has passed away and Luke, Rani and Clyde have to team up with Jo Grant and Captain Jack. That would have been amazing… 🙂

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2016 - 3:48pm

      As they stated repeatedly, Sarah Jane Smith is still alive and still saving the world and will continue to do so forever. That was the wishes of all those involved.

    • Anonymous

      June 21st, 2016 - 2:47pm

      Agree totally

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