School’s out forever. The BBC has cancelled its Class TV show, after just one season. Radio Times has confirmed there will be no season two of this Doctor Who spin-off.
Airing on the BBC America cable channel in the U.S., Class stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Katherine Kelly, Jordan Renzo, Aaron Neil, Pooky Quesnel, Paul Marc Davis, Anna Shaffer, and Shannon Murray. The sci-fi drama follows four students at Coal Hill Academy. Despite their differing backgrounds, they must band together to wage a covert war against aliens who have travelled through space and time.
Here is more on the Class TV series cancellation, from Radio Times:
The drama, written by Young Adult author Patrick Ness, attracted lukewarm reviews when it was shown on BBC3 and in a late night slot on BBC1. Ness has already said he wasn’t writing any more episodes.
However the show had not formally been decommissioned – until today that is, when hopes that the series could continue were finally dashed by BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh.
Asked by RadioTimes.com whether it would be coming back, Kavanagh said, “No, no.”
“There was nothing wrong with it,” he added. “I thought Patrick did a great job, he explored an amazing world. In honesty it didn’t really land for us on BBC3; some shows don’t and I have to make decisions about what we’re going to do from a drama point of view, and what we did after Class was Clique which worked really well for us.”
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