Baby, there's a shark in the water! After almost five years of no new Degrassi episodes, school is BACK in session.
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On Jan. 13, it was announced that HBO Max has officially greenlit a Degrassi reboot, set to stream in 2023.
Obviously, as a superfan, I'm thrilled — and admittedly nervous! Here's everything we know so far:
School is back in session. Thrilled to be partnering with @hbomax on a new #Degrassi series from @WildBrainHQ! https://t.co/g3qW5vLp24 https://t.co/2aenyPBjUg
1.WildBrain (previously known as DHX Media) is producing the new series in partnership with HBO Max.
2.The series will consist of 10 hourlong episodes per season.
3.The new showrunners, Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen, have a long resume in the field of teen dramas.
The news is finally out! @azzzy and I couldn’t be more excited to have the baton passed to us from @stephenstohn and Linda as Degrassi begins this exciting new chapter. (1/3)‘Degrassi’: New Series Greenlit at HBO Max, ‘Next Generation’ to Stream in Spring https://t.co/taCpzB6IrW
4.HBO Max bought the rights to all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation. However, Next Class remains with Netflix.
5.Casting has yet to be announced, but the show will begin shooting in the summer of 2022 in Toronto.
6.The series is expected to start fresh with a new cast of characters for the next generation.
7.BUT, that doesn't mean there won't (possibly) be cameos from former Degrassi students and/or faculty.
Soooo….Zoe Rivas is going to be the Drama class TA? 😇 The new students def want a cute teacher that greets them with “Bonjour Bitches”. 💁🏻♀️ https://t.co/iQlgO9emYb
8.The show will focus more on the home lives of characters.
9.And finally, my personal favorite — V V Brown wants to do another "Shark in the Water" promo!
Are you excited for the Degrassi reboot? Which characters are you hoping to see again? Do you think Emma and Spinner are still married? Let us know in the comments!
To all you hardcore fans that didn’t give up on a #degrassi reboot. 👏🤠