The new ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off series ‘Class’, which is to air on BBC III, which is now online only. Is to be very similar to ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’.
Thus far from what we know. The series centres on a group of teens at a Comprehensive School and follows their encounters with other worldly monsters.
In his recent interview for Empire series creator Patrick Ness talked about how the 90’s supernatural drama has inspired some of his choices.
“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’.”
Although ‘Class’ is much like ‘Buffy’ as in it is from the point of view of teenagers. There is one major difference between the two shows. In ‘Buffy’ she was the chosen one. With ‘Class’ there will not be a ‘Chosen One’ story line. It will be very much an ensemble show.
“It’s happenstance that puts these people [at the centre of things],” he continued. “What if your timing is just weird and things happen to you?”
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has already compared the show – which is set at Coal Hill Academy – to Buffy.
Moffat also billed the Katherine Kelly-starring show as “dark and sexy”.
There is no word yet on a premiere date for ‘Class’, though we do know it will air on BBC III in the UK and BBC America in the US.
Many of us at SciFiPulse.net are very much looking forward to see how ‘Class’ turns out and hope that it is a great success.