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Doctor Who spin-off Class to debut in October

Class, the Coal Hill School-set Doctor Who spin-off, will make its debut in October, the first spin-off show from the long-running British sci-fi series, since The Sarah Jane Adventures ended in 2011. New episodes will debut on the now-online BBC Three.

The show's creator Patrick Ness has been talking about the show to Empire Online, comparing it to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which has heavily influenced the new series.

"Adults watch that, because it’s a great show, but the POV and the agency are all teenage, and that’s what we want to do with Class. It needs to be from the point of view of the sixth-formers – but that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a ‘young show’." - BBC

Ness also talked about the influence of Doctor Who on Class...

"Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one. The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So we thought, ‘All that time activity at the school, has that caused any problems?’ Well, what do you know, it has!

We’re not telling stories of the ‘chosen ones’,. It’s happenstance that puts these people [at the centre of things]. What if your timing is just weird and things happen to you? How do you deal with it? I’m interested in real consequences. The Doctor is always exciting, but he never stays. He goes off on the next adventure. What happens to real people?" - BBC

More news on Class as we have it.

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