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June 11th, 2017
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It’s safe to say that the response to Class was far from overwhelming, so much so that Patrick Ness himself has decided to cut ties after just one series

With Series 2 already in doubt even before its creator’s departure, it looks like any plans of a return to Coal Hill Academy have now been eternally banished to the realms of forlorn fantasy. But where did it all go so wrong for the latest Doctor Who spin off, which initially landed with so much promise and potential? And how do you feel now that it’s over before it had truly begun?

Our Discussion is now open for you to share all your thoughts and reactions to the latest developments. Do you think the right decision has been made, or were you hoping to see more from Charlie and the gang? We’re basically asking, did you enjoy Class? And if not, what about it failed to leave a lasting impression? Let us know in the comments below…

June 11th, 2017
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Patrick Ness has confirmed that he won’t be returning to Class if/when a second series gets commissioned.

The creator of the Doctor Who spin off took to his Twitter to formally announce his departure with “unbelievable regret”, adding that it’s been “the MOST amazing experience” to “make a show he’s so proud of”.

Its future has been in doubt since its underwhelming online debut last year, during which it failed to make the Top 50 on BBC iPlayer throughout its 7 week run.

Its BBC Three premiere was followed by a televisual outing on BBC One where it was given the dreaded graveyard shift and failed to attract more than 300,000 viewers. Patrick noted that he “remains baffled” by the slapdash scheduling, adding: “But I’m not even the littlest bit bitter and I am still so grateful to have had the chance. That’s just TV and how it goes.”

So, it looks like Class really has been dismissed. Do you think the right decision has been made, or were you holding out for a return to Coal Hill? Let us know…

April 15th, 2017
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Class creator Patrick Ness has urged US viewers to watch his Young Adult drama in order to help secure its future.

The Doctor Who spin off will make its debut across the pond on BBC America tonight, immediately after its parent show’s Series 10 premiere. Its showrunner has insisted that “there has been no decision made” regarding a second series, despite the fact that persistent rumours have suggested the contrary following its underwhelming response in the UK.

“America, watch it,” he told Inverse. “We want to do more.”

He continued: “There are still lots of stories for us to tell, especially with how it ends. I’ve got some evil stuff planned. I’ve got some evil ideas. Make sure you tell people, there’s evil stuff coming, so you need to watch. We’d love for America to embrace it. Fingers crossed.”

March 12th, 2017
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Class is set to make its official debut in the US next month but fans in the UK have already been there, bought the t-shirt (though perhaps not the DVD) and… well, you get the idea.

It premiered online on BBC Three last year before airing in double bills during BBC One’s ‘graveyard slot’ (which is basically when the entire nation is asleep) in January, and it’s far from overwhelming inception into the mainstream public consciousness has left its fans – affectionally known as the ‘Classmates’ – wondering what, if anything, the future holds for their honourable heroes of Coal Hill Academy…

And let’s face it, it’s not looking good. Rumours are already abound that the show has been axed indefinitely, and even its cast members have been actively encouraging their social media followers to support a fan made petition calling for a second series. Its creator and writer Patrick Ness has persistently falsified claims that Class has officially been dismissed, though it’s likely that they’ll be holding off until after its BBC America broadcast to decide.

Whatever lies ahead for Charlie and the gang (and after that series finale, we’d certainly be intrigued to find out…), let us know if you think Class deserves a second outing in the poll and comments below. Perhaps you think its televisual journey is over but you’d like to see it continue in the form of original audio and comic books? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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The first episode of Class, For Tonight We Might Die, airs on BBC America on Saturday 15th April 2017 at 10/9c, immediately after the Doctor Who Series 10 premiere at 9/8c.

March 10th, 2017
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The first episode of Class will be screened alongside the Series 10 premiere when it hits cinemas across the US next month.

As previously reported, the Doctor will return to the big screen in select theatres as part of a special two-night event organised by Fathom Events on April 17th/19th. In addition to the first episode of Series 10, fans will also get to enjoy the first installment of the YA spin off, For Tonight We Might Die, as well as an all-new feature, Becoming the Companion, documenting Pearl Mackie’s journey to the screen as Bill.

Tickets are now on sale so click here to find your nearest participating cinema and reserve your seat. Both Series 10 and Class will premiere on BBC America on Saturday 15th April.

Watch the BRAND NEW Series 10 trailer! You won’t want to miss it for the world…

February 26th, 2017
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A new tabloid report from the Mirror suggests that the BBC has decided to cancel Class after one series.

The Doctor Who spin off premiered online on BBC Three last year before debuting on BBC One in January. The article in question focuses on its low ratings, as it failed to make the Top 50 on iPlayer throughout its initial run, while its TV figures dropped from 1 million to just 300,000.

Its writer and creator, Patrick Ness, has since taken to his Twitter to falsify the claim.

Fans will just have to wait and see what the future of Coal Hill holds, but it’s likely that an announcement won’t be made until after it’s aired in the US. It will debut on BBC America straight after the first episode of Series 10 of Doctor Who on Saturday 15th April 2017.

January 9th, 2017
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After premiering n BBC Three last year, Class will get its televisual debut this week as it sets its sights on BBC One.

The 8-part Doctor Who spin off will be aired in double bills every Monday from 10:45pm, kicking off at the beginning (it’s a very good place to start!) with For Tonight We Might Die and The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo tonight.

If you’ll be tuning in for the first time, or watching it all over again, don’t forget to check in with us in our Discussions dedicated to each episode.

It is still available to watch online, and the DVD and Blu-ray will be released next week.

December 18th, 2016
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The first series of Class will be released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 16th January 2017.

All 8 episodes of the Doctor Who spin off will be included and both formats will be available a week after the series begins airing on BBC One. It is also still available as a boxset on iPlayer where each episode averaged less than 60,000 viewers in the first week of their initial release.

The series will premiere on BBC America in the US in April to accompany Series 10 of Doctor Who.

December 18th, 2016
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It has been confirmed that Class will be receiving its official televisual premiere next month when it lands on BBC One on Monday 9th January 2017.

The Doctor Who spin off was originally released online on BBC Three, where it’s still available as a boxset, but its small screen debut will hopefully reach out to new viewers who may have missed out the first time round.

They will have to stay up late to tune in, however, as it’s been given the ‘graveyard’ 10:45pm time slot.

So that’s the first series of Class on BBC One, Mondays at 10:45pm from 9th January. Or you could just watch the whole thing right now. You know, whatever floats your boat.

The end is nigh. Click here to Rate & Discuss the epic series finale of Class, The Lost »

December 3rd, 2016
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Facing an impossible choice, our heroes must use all they’ve learnt to save Earth. But how far are they prepared to go? And will they have to pay a price? This time, not everyone will make it out alive.

After two months of high octane drama, detention and debauchery, it was the end of term this week as Charlie and the gang joined forces to save Earth in the series finale of Class

…and after last week’s epic cliffhanger, it’s safe to say that none of us really knew what to expect from our final journey to Coal Hill Academy. Patrick Ness pulled out all the stops for the climactic conclusion which continued to push the boundaries in the only way that a Young Adult drama set within the Doctor Who universe knows how. It was loud, it was mad and it was full of shocks and surprises, but was it the ending that you had been hoping for?

All good things must come to an end so wipe away those tears and let us know what you thought of The Lost, as well as your feedback on the first series of Class in general. As we await news of a second series (its creator is certainly “optimistic”!), discuss what you’d like to see next and what ramifications you think the finale’s Earth-shattering events will have on our honourable heroes… Whatever the future holds, it has been one hell of a ride!

Rate & Discuss Previous Episodes » Ep 1. For Tonight We Might Die | Ep 2. The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo | Ep 3. Nightvisiting | Ep 4. Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart | Ep 5. Brave-ish Heart | Ep 6. Detained | Ep 7. The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did

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