The release date for Class season 2 — Pending
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Doctor Who spinoff
Class is an exciting new Doctor Who spinoff that was commissioned and premiered on the all-digital BBC Three network in the UK on October 22, 2016. The US premiere of the show on BBC America will not take place until spring 2017, exact release date to be announced later. The 8-episode series is executive produced by Stephen Moffatt, Patrick Ness and Brian Minchin and hails from BBC Wales and BBC Worldwide.
Series` creators and storyline
Patrick Ness, an acclaimed young adult novelist and the author of six bestselling books was brought in to write the series. Ness is also the author of a screenplay based on his own book, A Monster Calls, and the eponymous film starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver is set to be released in 2016. He reports being “astounded and thrilled to enter the Doctor Who universe” and has expressed a strong desire to bring something completely new into the fantasy world. Ness` understanding of the teenage audience mixed into the dangerous and unpredictable universe of warped space and time portrayed in Doctor Who should prove a winning combination on screen.
Class targets a young adult audience and is set at Coal Hill School, where Doctor Who`s Clara Oswalt used to teach (although Oswalt, or any other Doctor Who character, for that matter, is not expected to make an appearance). The cast includes actors who portray high school students – Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, as well as Katherine Kelly (Happy Valley, The Night Manager, Mr. Selfridge) who plays one of the teachers. Peter Capaldi makes guest appearances as the Doctor.
Current reception and renewal potential
The show`s mostly well-received by the viewers and critics, and is praised for its witty script, energetic (if not overly fast) pace and compelling characters. It earned a 7.2/10 score on IMDb, and while almost everybody agrees that it is not a groundbreaking show just yet, it does have a lot of potential. It does target a younger audience with its younger cast of key characters, and is appropriately somewhat simpler than the original series. In any case, it seems to be garnering enough audience support to be renewed for another series, so please stay tuned for announcements from BBC.
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