Patrick Ness Exits Spin-Off Class, Series 2 in Serious Doubt
Things aren’t looking any better for Doctor Who’s latest spin-off Class following its US run.
Lead writer and creator Patrick Ness has said he will not be writing any more episodes, even if the show somehow comes back for a second series, which is looking increasingly unlikely.
In a series of tweets, Ness wrote:
I decided awhile back that, with unbelievable regret, I won’t be writing any more Class, even if a season 2 moves ahead.
It has been the MOST amazing experience. I loved it, and I am so proud of the show and what we made. My heart just bursts with happy.
But we should be filming right now. With the new cycles of Who, we’d pretty much need to be to be on the air before even 2019. But we’re not.
And that’s just TV and how it goes! Not even the littlest bit bitter. What an amazing experience.
Huge thank yous to BBC Three and BBC America for their love and enthusiasm for Class. BBC America in particular absolutely LOVES the show.
I remain baffled by the scheduling decisions of BBC1, which were odd for a critically-acclaimed show. But again, I’m so grateful for the chance!
If I’m honest, a season 2 has been a faint hope, but it’s a fact that BBC America LOVES the show, so who know? If so, I wish them wings!
I’m super-super sad and I fought hard to be making it right now, trust me! I’m a feisty little mofo.
But what a lucky man I’ve been to have been able to make a show I’m so proud of and work with wonderful people. Never even dreamed it.
So thank you to everyone who watched and loved it and argued about it and watched it again. You made my heart swell.
(And if I HAD got a 2nd season: weeping angel civil war & PLANET, Quill has a dangerous son, Charlie & Matteusz shirtless wood chopping…)
The BBC have not confirmed the future of the show, although low viewing figures in both the UK and States, alongside this news strongly suggest it won’t be back.