Just as the world was preparing for the end of the long-running teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, in comes Netflix to save the day, picking the series up so that new generations can continue to experience the lives of Degrassi’s dysfunctional teens.
The series was cancelled by Teen Nick last week but the network broke the news of it’s new revival today via Twitter. A tweet depicting a note being passed in class that reads “Degrassi on Netflix” was posted, with the tweet itself captioned “Degrassi graduates to Netflix. Meet the Next Class, coming in 2016.”
Degrassi graduates to Netflix. Meet the Next Class, coming in 2016 pic.twitter.com/FhUZJ3ZiiL
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 9, 2015
In TeenNick’s final episodes, the senior class is busy preparing for prom and graduation as the school year comes to an end. There’s a new principal, Ms. Pill, who introduces a strict new regime at Degrassi in response to the oomfchat scandal, causing the the less-than-ecstatic students to take out their frustrations on Zoë. In a bit of better news, Clare and Eli are on good terms and committed to raising their child and Zig and Maya grow closer than ever, which means that pairing FINALLY may happen.
Rapper Drake (formerly known as Wheelchair Jimmy), former The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev (formerly known as Teen Mom Mia) and many more got their start on the Canadian series, so as someone who grew up watching it, I’m happy to learn the series will be around for another season.
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Photo Credit: Teen Nick