The showrunner tweeted the news after attending a vigil held in Cardiff, remembering the victims of the Orlando massacre, where 49 people were murdered in a terroist attack against a gay nightclub.
The author addedBeen asked if Class will have LGBT representation in it. Will a lead character with a boyfriend who he kisses & sleeps with & loves do?— Patrick Ness @Patrick_Ness June 13, 2016
Class is a spin-off from Doctor Who, set in Coal Hill School, currently filming in Wales. The series will be released onto the BBC Three channel this Autumn, before being screened on BBC One later in the year.We were keeping that secret, but today that secret doesn't seem very important. #lovewins— Patrick Ness @Patrick_Ness June 13, 2016
SPACE in Canada has also confirmed it will also be screening the series.