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. ‘Class’ is just one of those things.”
Taking to Twitter, Patrick Ness also commented on the cancellation. Ness added “I’m not an unopinionated man, but all I’ll say re the Class news is how proud I am of that show & how lucky I am to have had the opportunity.” Another tweet wrote “What a great experience to make it. And SUCH a great cast. And thank you for all the love for it, too! Would that things were different…”
Although receiving positive reviews from critics and audiences, the series didn’t bring in a huge audience which may have also been a factor into the cancellation. It is a shame this series was cancelled after just one season as it did have a lot of potential and the characters were a joy to watch. I guess we’ll now be forever wondering if April ever got her real body back and just what were those Weeping Angels up to?