‘Class’ creator Patrick Ness will not return if there is a season 2

Doctor Who‘s spin-off series Class concluded in the US this weekend with no word whether or not there would be a second season. Creator and writer Patrick Ness announced that even if there is a season two, he will not be returning as showrunner.

Ness confirmed his departure from the series on through a series of tweets on Twitter:

I decided awhile back that, with unbelievable regret, I won’t be writing any more Class, even if a season 2 moves ahead.

It has been the MOST amazing experience. I loved it, and I am so proud of the show and what we made. My heart just bursts with happy.

But we should be filming right now. With the new cycles of Who, we’d pretty much need to be to be on the air before even 2019. But we’re not.

And that’s just TV and how it goes! Not even the littlest bit bitter. What an amazing experience.

Huge thank yous to BBC Three and BBC America for their love and enthusiasm for Class. BBC America in particular absolutely LOVES the show.

I remain baffled by the scheduling decisions of BBC1, which were odd for a critically-acclaimed show. But again, I’m so grateful for the chance!

If I’m honest, a season 2 has been a faint hope, but it’s a fact that BBC America LOVES the show, so who know? If so, I wish them wings!

I’m super-super sad and I fought hard to be making it right now, trust me! I’m a feisty little mofo.

But what a lucky man I’ve been to have been able to make a show I’m so proud of and work with wonderful people. Never even dreamed it.

So thank you to everyone who watched and loved it and argued about it and watched it again. You made my heart swell.

The critically-acclaimed series sadly did not live up to Doctor Who‘s history of spin-offs on BBC Three in the UK. The ratings in the US were also up in the air. Although BBC has not officially revealed whether or not the series has been canceled, it looks very likely with Ness’ departure.

Ness did reveal that if he did stay as showrunner, he’d showcase “the weeping angel civil war & planet, Quill has a dangerous son, Charlie & Matteusz shirtless wood chopping.”

What do you think? You think BBC should give it another shot? 


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