Network: Netflix (US).
Episodes: 40 (half-hour).
TV show dates (US): January 15, 2016 — July 7, 2017.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria, Soma Bhatia, Jamie Bloch, Chelsea Clark, Reiya Downs, Ana Golja, Nikki Gould, Ricardo Hoyos, Ehren Kassam, André Dae Kim, Lyle Lettau, Spencer Macpherson, Eric Osborne, Parham Rownaghi, Dante Scott, Olivia Scriven, Sara Waisglass, Richard Walters, Dalia Yegavian, Stephanie Moore, Michael Brown, and Stefan Brogren.
TV show description:
The fifth series in the Degrassi television franchise, the Degrassi: Next Class TV show centers on the students at the Degrassi Community School. A Canadian teen drama, Degrassi: Next Class is set in Toronto, Ontario.
Principal Archibald Simpson (Brogen), aka “Snake,” was once a Degrassi student, himself. Archie has featured in every series in the franchise, except for The Kids of Degrassi Street.
Despite the half-hour format, there are serial elements to the storylines. Episodes and seasonal arcs typically shine a spotlight on the kind of issues adolescents have to grapple with, as they grow into young adults.
Body image, appearance, social media, gender identity, sexuality, sexual activity and consent, race and racism, mental health, and cultural acclimation are among the themes of Degrassi: Next Class.
Episode #40 — #KThxBye
Zoë invites her estranged mother to her graduation. Esme makes a last-ditch effort to win back Zig. The truth about the bomb threat comes out.
First aired: July 7, 2017.
What do you think? Do you like the Degrassi: Next Class TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Netflix?