‘Class’ Season 2 In Doubt As Creator Patrick Ness Walks Away…
We’ve been patiently waiting on the future of BBC’s Doctor Who spin-off ‘Class‘, to see if it will get a renewal for season 2. However, some news dropped at the weekend which puts the chances of it coming back in more doubt. Patrick Ness, the creator and sole writer of the series has stated he won’t be returning even if the show does get picked up.
“I decided awhile back that, with unbelievable regret, I won’t be writing any more Class, even if a season 2 moves ahead,” commented Ness in a series of tweets. “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!”
He continues “Not even the littlest bit bitter. What an amazing experience. Huge thank yous to @bbcthree and @BBCAMERICA for their love and enthusiasm for Class. BBCAmerica in particular absolutely LOVES the show. I remain baffled by the sched decisions of BBC1, which were odd for a critically-acclaimed show. But again, I’m so grateful for the chance! AND THANK *YOU*!!! You guys have been AMAZING! You know how harrowing it is to write in the Whoniverse? But the welcome has been brilliant! So thank you all SO MUCH for the love and support for Class, all the tweets, and love for the cast, all the videos! Amazing.”
All is not totally lost, there is still the possibility BBC America may decide to continue ‘Class’ or do something to wrap up the show, which, annoyingly, ended on a cliffhanger. “If I’m honest, a season 2 has been a faint hope,” continues Ness “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. ?”
What would we see if Ness had continued writing the series? “Weeping angel civil war & PLANET, Quill has a dangerous son, Charlie & Matteusz shirtless wood chopping…” he concluded. I think that’s something we’d all want to see!
As it stands, it seems the BBC still haven’t officially made a decision either way, although, without Patrick, that does make things a lot more complicated. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins & Fady Elsayed at MCM Comic Con, where they talked about ‘Class‘, and it’s possible future. You can watch that video below.
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