Doctor Who Spinoff Class Has Officially Been Canceled

So long, Coal Hill School. See you in Doctor Who.

Things haven’t looked good for Class, the teen-centirc Doctor Who spinoff, for awhile, but it’s cancellation is now official. According to Digital Spy, BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh confirmed that the show set at the fictional Coal Hill School will not be returning for a second season.

“No, [we’re not bringing it back],” Kavanagh said at a Broadcasting Press Guild event. “There was nothing wrong with it – I thought [showrunner] Patrick [Ness] 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.”

Kavanagh continued: “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.”

Ness, who is best known for books like A Monster Calls and Chaos Walking, had previously announced that, if the show returned, he would not be returning as showrunner. Responding to news of the official cancellation on Twitter, the author said:

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— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) September 7, 2017

Class never found an audience in either the U.K. or America, despite its connection to worldwide science fiction favorite Doctor Who. In all honesty, the first season wasn’t great, but the show had some promise. I understand why BBC Three chose to cancel it, but it’s still a shame to see it go.