After getting notice that TeenNick would end “Degrassi” after its current 14th season, the show has now found a new home.
EW was first to report that Netflix and Canada’s Family Channel will continue the show, with yet another new title. “Degrassi: Next Class” will debut with 20 new episodes in early 2016.
“We are energized and excited to work with Family Channel as we tell stories for the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z, most of whom weren’t even born when Degrassi returned in 2001,” “Degrassi” co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler mentioned in a statement.
Added Erik Barmack, Vice President of global content at Netflix: “We are so excited to bring Degrassi: Next Class to the world. 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.”
Per the article, the following actors and actresses are said to reprise their roles: 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.