‘Degrassi’ Gets New Name Along with New Network
We reported earlier that Degrassi will be moving over to Netflix, saving it from cancellation, but we now know that the show will also undergo a few additional changes.
The show formerly known as Degrassi: The Next Generation (which was formerly known as Degrassi High which was formerly known as Degrassi Junior High which was formerly known as The Kids of Degrassi Street) will graduate to Netflix as none other than Degrassi: Next Class. Familiar faces you can look forward to seeing in New Class include: Eric Osborne (Miles), Ana Golja (Zoe), Andre Kim (Winston), Richard Walters (Tiny), Olivia Scriven (Maya), Ricardo Hoyos (Zig), Nikki Gould (Grace) and Lyle Lettau (Tristan).
“We are so excited to bring Degrassi: Next Class to the world,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of global content at Netflix in a statement. “For more than three decades, this groundbreaking show has been reaching teens with important stories and starting in 2016 our members around the world will be able to enjoy and discover the newest chapter of this great show.”
According to Netflix, Next Class will stay true to all the Degrassi’s that came before and focuses on “a group of teens as they begin their journey into adulthood. Pushing their own limits and testing the bonds of family and friends, the students each find their own way to deal with a range of issues: from homophobia, racism, substance abuse and violence to burgeoning sexuality, body issues, heartbreak and the complications of dating in the social media age. The series strives to entertain its post-millennial audience while always reinforcing its core principle: You are not alone.”
Degrassi: New Class will head to Netflix in 2016.
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