Class dismissed

By Nick Romano
September 08, 2017 at 10:05 AM EDT

School’s out — for good. Class, the Doctor Who spin-off that hit the U.S. this April, has been canceled, BBC3 head Damian Kavanagh confirmed.

“There was nothing wrong with it,” Kavanagh told Radio Times. “I thought [creator] Patrick [Ness] did a great job, he explored an amazing world. In honesty, it didn’t really land for us on BBC3; some shows don’t and I have to make decisions about what we’re going to do from a drama point of view.”

Class premiered on BBC America on April 15 with a story about four students at Coal Hill Academy played by Greg Austin, Sophie Hopkins, Fady Elsayed, and Vivian Oparah. Hailing from various social circles, they are forced to band together to defend their school from alien threats.

Ness served as executive producer with the team behind Doctor Who.

“I’m not an unopinionated man, but all I’ll say re the Class news is how proud I am of that show & how lucky I am to have had the opportunity,” Ness said of the show’s cancellation in a series of tweets on Thursday. “Ah, thanks for all the love about this, you beauties. And as I’ve said, pity no season 2: Weeping Angels planet, shirtless wood-chopping…What a great experience to make it. And SUCH a great cast. And thank you for all the love for it, too! Would that things were different…”

Ness, who penned the screenplay for the movie adaptation to his book A Monster Calls, is now ready to bring another of his works to the big screen. Chaos Walking is filming under the direction of Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) with a cast that includes Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Kurt Sutter, Demián Bichir, and Nick Jonas.