A new generation is about to be introduced Degrassi.
HBO Max has ordered a new series of the popular Canadian teenage franchise and also secured streaming rights for all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The next generation, WarnerMedia’s own streaming service announced on Thursday.
The new Degrassi The series consists of 10-hour episodes and is directed by showrunners Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen. A 2023 debut is targeted, with filming set to begin this summer in Toronto.
The entire library of Next Generation Episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max this spring and will also air on Cartoon Network at a later date.
Degrassi is about the high school experience and the rollercoaster ride of self-discovery. Set in Toronto, the updated series explores a group of teenagers and school teachers who live in the shadow of events that both bind and tear them apart. The show travels deep into the hearts and homes of diverse, complicated characters as they struggle to find their new normal, reaching for hope, redemption, and love.
“Series after series, the Degrassi franchise continues to leave an indelible mark on young viewers who seek trustworthy and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Friedman, Warner Bros.’s head of kids & family programming, in a statement. “WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”
“Perhaps what excites us most about the revival of this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly production-ready hour-long drama. We’re honored to have the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes,” showrunners Azzopardi and Cohen said in a joint statement.
Degrassi: The next generation ran for 385 episodes over the 14 seasons from 2001 to 2015. The ensemble cast throughout its history included Miriam McDonald, Aubrey Graham (later Drake), Lauren Collins, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber, Shane Kippel, Cassie Steele, Adamo Ruggiero, Shenae Grimes and Nina Dobrev.
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