Earlier this year, Teen Nick, or whatever it is called now, decided to cancel Degrassi and we were all sad for like a minute. That’s because within minutes after the cancellation, Netflix announced that they were saving the much loved teen drama. Ever since then, we haven’t heard much about Degrassi: Next Class. That all changed today because they released the first trailer for the show about high school angst.
Even though it has a new home room, it still looks like the same old Degrassi we know and love. Maybe even a little better because they can do more than they did before. Because of that January 15th can’t come soon enough.
Degrassi is the only time I know I look forward to high school.
Earlier this month, Teen Nick cancelled Degrassi and the show announced it is moving to Netflix. As the long running teen drama prepares for it’s move, some of the original TNG cast members got together to shoot promo and shared some photos from their reunion.
How cool is it to see Spinner (Shane Kippel), Paige (Lauren Collins), Craig (Jake Epstein) and Marco (Adamo Ruggiero) together again. Maybe Netflix would consider giving them their own show and follow them around as they try to survive in LA. I’d watch, wouldn’t you?
Last week, TeenNick announced that they would not be picking up Degrassi for another season and we were sad. The day after the announcement, EP Stephen Stohn announced that we should expect some big news and today he Tweeted what it is. Degrassi is now holding classes at Netflix starting next year. That’s right, Netflix saves another and this one was worth it.
So who will be back? According to the press release, “Amanda Arcuri as Lola Pacini; Reiya Downs as Shay Powers; Ana Golja as Zoe Rivas; Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal; Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak; Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak; Andre Kim as Winston Chu; Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan; Spencer Macpherson as Hunter Hollingsworth; Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III; Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin; Sara Waisglass as Frankie Hollingsworth; and Richard Walters as Deon “Tiny” Bell” will all be back.
No word if episodes from the show’s 35, yes 35, year run were also acquired by Netflix, but I really hope that they were. We can see what things have changed over time and what haven’t.
After 14 incredible years, Degrassi is graduating from TeenNick in July. The network announced the news today and my heart is breaking. Just when the show was old enough to go to high school, they pulled the plug on the show about high school.
For 2 weeks starting on July 20th, TeenNick will air the final 12 episodes. Then on July 31st, they will air a special called It Goes There: Degrassiâ€™s Most Talked About Moments followed by the hour long series finale.
I just can’t comprehend their decision. The show was a great way for teens and forever-teens to learn lessons that their patents and teachers weren’t teaching them and so much more. I think it is one of them most important shows for students and it is a real shame it’s ending.
Hopefully, in 10 years we will get the next generation of Degrassi, just like Degrassi: The Next Generation came out of Degrassi High after a decade.
On that note, I hope a lot of the originals come back for the series finale, just like a lot of people from the first series returned for the new one when it started out.
How do you feel about this awful news?