An all new Degrassi series will be coming to HBO Max!
THR just revealed that the hit Canadian TV show will make a comeback on the streamer, but we’ll have to wait until 2023 to watch it.
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In addition, all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation will start streaming on HBO Max this spring!
The new series will see Lara Azzopardi (The Bold Type producer and writer) and Julia Cohen (producer, Riverdale, A Million Little Things, The Royals) as showrunners and executive producers.
“What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama,” Lara and Julia said. “We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”
WildBrain, the company that owns the Degrassi franchise will also produce, with filming slated to begin this summer in Toronto.
The new Degrassi will “follow a group of teenagers and school faculty living in the shadow of events that both bind them together 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 make an indelible impact on young viewers looking for trustworthy and authentic storytelling,” Amy Friedman, head of kids and family programming at Warner Bros, shared in a statement. “WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”
“I’m delighted that our first-ever commission from HBO Max is for Degrassi, a truly venerable franchise with a highly devoted and passionate audience,” WildBrain CEO Eric Ellenbogen said. “This is yet another evergreen property from our vast IP library that we are reviving with a fresh vision and creative-first approach.”
This is just the latest Degrassi series to head to air. The franchise goes all the back to 1980, with The Kids of Degrassi Street. Other series include Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, and the most popular/longest running Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Degrassi: The Next Generation had quite a few stars on it, including Drake, Nina Dobrev, Cassie Steele, Shenae Grimes and more.
There’s also Degrassi: Next Class, which is streaming on Netflix.
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