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A new Doctor Who spinoff is coming in 2016

BBC executive producer Steven Moffat is adding one more show to his belt: an entirely new Doctor Who spinoff.

According to a press release issued by BBC Three, author Patrick Ness' series of young adult novels, Class, will be integrated into the Who franchise.

Described as a series set in contemporary London where, "incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space," Class will undoubtedly appeal to the same audience already entrenched in the world (or multiple worlds) of Who.

The tone of the books has been compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Hunger Games, and it's obvious from the brief description provided that this is the BBC's attempt to bring in more of a younger demographic.

"No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness," Moffat said in the release.

"This is growing up in modern Britain — but with monsters!"

The show, which will air as eight 45-minute episodes, will be executively produced by Moffat, Ness, and Brian Minchin.

It's slotted to start shooting in Wales spring of 2016 and will air sometime later in the year.