It seems there may still be sparks to be stoked in the embers of the Coal Hill Gang. Despite talk to the contary (and I did a fair share of that) there may still be some fire to be rekindled in Doctor Who’s YA spin-off Class.
The pupils of Coal Hill Academy got a poor reception when shown on BBC3 and late night on BBC1, but may still get a reprieve according to showrunner Steven Moffat. He told journalists at last week’s Doctor Who press screening that no decision has been made on a second series as yet.
According to Radio Times:
“We don’t know right now – we would love to get more Class made,” Moffat (who is an executive producer on the series) told the crowd at the Doctor Who series 10 launch on Tuesday night.
“We’re in a different world now, for how television works, especially when our channel is basically online. Wait and see what’s going to happen.
“Now, the Weeping Angels cannot be allowed to win, can they?” he added, referring to the first series’ cliffhanger when the fan-favourite Doctor Who villains were revealed to be plotting world domination within the school. “Let’s just hope that Coal Hill gets another go.”
Will the Coal Hill Gang get a boost when Class is broadcast in the States on BBC America next week? The series is still available as a BBC3 boxset on iPlayer in the UK as well as DVD, Blu-Ray and Amazon Video.