Thursday, 7 September 2017

Confirmed: Class is cancelled

The BBC's most recent Doctor Who spinoff was a bit of a disappointment and for a while it's been uncertain whether Class would return for a second series.

It has now been confirmed by BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh that Class will not be returning. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event, Kavanagh said: 
"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's 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."
Patrick Ness had already announced that he would not be writing any more of Class, even if it was renewed for a second series. However, Greg Austin, who played Charlie, had said that there was more potential in the show, with a lot of development for the characters.

Sadly we'll never get to see what happened to them, but somehow I can't see the fans being too upset about that.

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