New Doctor Who Spinoff on its way

Finally, Doctor Who is getting another spinoff series.
Created by Young Adult author, Patrick Ness, BBC Three's new young adult series, Class, will be set in the halls of Coal Hill School, where companions, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Clara Oswald have all worked.

In this series, the students will be the heroes as they fend off threats to London from intergalatic monsters and other various scheming baddies. And one hopes there may be cameos or a reaccuring appearence from First Doctor companion, Ian Chesterton!

The series will air next year and will be the first television series for Ness, the author behind the widly popular sci-fi novels, Chaos Walking.
However, Class will not be Ness's first journey into the Doctor Who world, he has previously written the Fifth Doctor e-book, Tip of the Tongue for the show's fifteeth anniversary in 2013.

The setting for the series harkens back to the beginnings of Doctor Who in 1963 when two school teachers from the school, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright became the First Doctor's companions after stumbling upon the TARDIS in the pilot episode of the show, An Unearthly Child. And, more recently, we have discovered the Doctor's current companion Clara Oswald has been teaching English there. But there has been no indication given that Clara will be a part of the show given that actress Jenna Louise Coleman is leaving Doctor Who in this series apparently in the tenth episode, Face the Raven.

There has been a previous spinoff series, aimed mainly at children, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which followed the Doctor's former companion Sarah Jane Smith leading a team of teenage investigators against various alien threats to Earth. The series came to an end in 2011 following the death of lead actress Elisabeth Sladen.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who continues on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US on Saturday with a new, Under the Lake