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‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff ‘Class’ to Premiere on BBC America

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BBC America will premiere “Doctor Who” spinoff “Class” in the U.S. in 2016, the network announced Friday.

“Class” is being written by young-adult author Patrick Ness, writer of the book “A Monster Calls.” The show is set in a school in contemporary London. Steven Moffat (pictured) and Brian Minchin of “Doctor Who” will executive produce.

“I’m astounded and thrilled to be entering the “Doctor Who” universe, which is as vast as time and space itself,” Ness said in a statement. “I can’t wait for people to meet the heroes of ‘Class,’ to meet the all-new villains and aliens, to remember that the horrors of the darkest corners of existence are just about on par with having to pass your exams.”

The series is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and filmed in Cardiff. BBC America is co-producing.

“With each of these shows we aim to cut through the noise and provide the innovation and originality our fans have come to love and celebrate,” Sarah Barnett, President BBC America, said in a statement. “We’re excited about a fresh twist on the ‘Doctor Who’ universe, an unconventional take on the crime drama that keeps you guessing at every turn, and an audience with the fabulous Adele.”