Patrick Ness is to pen a new series for the BBC. Aimed at Doctor Who fans, it will capitalise on the YA growth market particularly targeting a teenage audience. The BBC is hoping it will attract fans of The Hunger Games.
Set in contemporary London in the fictional Coal Hill school, a school that made an appearance in the very first Doctor Who in 1936. It was again used in the 1988 25th anniversary show and again in the 50th anniversary special.
The eight part series called Class will go to air next year. Ness said , "Iím astounded and thrilled to be entering the Doctor Who universe, which is as vast as time and space itself."
Ness is the author of the popular Chaos Walking Trilogy and A Monster Calls for which he wrote the screenplay. The film, starring Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson, will be released next year. His latest book, The Rest Of Us Just Live Here, has just been released
Sunday: Secret City, 8.30pm, ShowcaseOn June 5, 2016
Monday: Australian Story, 8.00pm, ABCOn August 30, 2015
Sunday: Vera, 8.30pm, ABCOn August 28, 2016
There is much to delight on our screens this week. From funnyman Graham Norton and his well heeled guests to the very first pilot episode of 30 Rock. Enjoy!On November 10, 2013
Sunday: Slumdog Millionaire, 9.00pm, SEVENOn January 11, 2015
Monday: The Crown, NetflixOn December 18, 2017