The BBC have confirmed that the Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class’ will not be renewed and has been cancelled. This may come as no surprise to some, due to the lead writer Patrick Ness deciding to leave the project, even if Season 2 moved ahead.
At a Broadcasting Press Guild event, BBC 3 controller Damian Kavanagh confirmed the news by saying:
“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. [...]
With the Doctor Who Experience due to close in the next few weeks, I thought I would share with you, my time there. Imagine the scene, early morning in Cardiff Bay, one handsome young man walking a bit too fast towards a big blue structure in the distance. It is a very large building; long and grey, with blue ribs going along the side. I’m ecstatic as I’ve waited a long time for this day and I can barely contain himself. There is a large sign covering the top half of the building with three words written on it: ‘DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE’.
“Nik slow down. We can’t enter for another half an hour, there’s no need to rush”.
That voice of reason would be the voice [...]
After many months of speculation Jodie Whittaker has finally been announced as the 13th Doctor. The 35 year old will take over from Peter Capaldi in the upcoming Christmas episode. The reveal took place after the Wimbledon final with a short announcent video, which has put an end to the many months of speculation, sparked by Peter Capaldi’s announcement in January that he would be handing in his key to the TARDIS. Jodie Whittaker is better known for her role of Beth Latimer in Broadchurch, but now will be known as the 13th Doctor and the first ever female incarnation of the Doctor.
When asked how she felt playing the first female incarnation of the popular Time Lord, she [...]
The Doctor Falls will have felt at times like a rehash of many of the tropes we’ve come to associate with Steven Moffat: the companion becoming the monster, the miraculous but bittersweet ending, the Doctor’s isolation and vulnerability, the unsubtle ‘meta’ references about the show and its future, the deliberate mixing of the old and the new, and the preference for image over exposition are all well-established features. It all brings a predictability to the episode that for the unspoilered majority only properly breaks down with David Bradley’s cameo as the First Doctor in the closing scene. For that reason, The Doctor Falls is unlikely to break the [...]