The Degrassi: Next Class TV series premieres on Netflix, today. The first season dropped just after midnight and is available for streaming. When TeenNick cancelled Degrassi: The Next Generation, Netflix saved the day for Degrassi devotees.
The cast of Degrassi: Next Class includes Ana Golja, Sara Waisglass, and Ricardo Hoyos. This is the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise, which helped launch the careers of stars including Shenae Grimes, Nina Dobrev, and the rapper, Drake (i.e. Aubrey Drake Graham).
Here is more about Degrassi: Next Class from an earlier press release:
Keeping true to the spirit of the Degrassi franchise, which generations have known and loved since 1980, Degrassi: Next Class is a pull-no-punches dramatic series that tackles the real-life issues of high school students. Telling the stories of “Generation Z,” the series 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: Next Class debuted January 4, 2016, on Canada’s Family Channel, and will be available on Netflix.ca, after the season finale airs on that outlet.
What do you think? Are you a Degrassi fan? Do you plan to watch the Degrassi: Next Class TV show on Netflix or Family Channel?