Doctor Who spin-off Class has been officially cancelled by BBC Three

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This is unfortunate news – reports are in that BBC Three has officially killed off Class, the teen-focused Doctor Who spin-off that aired for just one season last year.

Though it’s sad to get confirmation, the writing’s been on the wall for a while. The numbers for Class were never huge, and creator Patrick Ness announced he would be stepping down as showrunner back in June of this year.

BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh confirmed at an event: “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.”

In response, Ness said on Twitter: “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. 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…”