Degrassi is officially ushers in a new generation. HBO Max is giving Degrassi a new home and even bringing back the fan-favorite series for another incarnation. From the cult ’80s series Degrassi Junior High to the beloved millennium edition called Degrassi: The Next Generation, a new version comes to entertain teens every few years.
Today, HBO Max announced they’ll be bringing the iconic teen drama to the streaming service, with a new series coming in 2023. Lara Azzopardi (The Bold Type, Mary Kills People) and Julia Cohen (Riverdale, A Million Little Things) will serve as showrunners and executive producers.
“Series after series, the Degrassi franchise continues to make an indelible impact on young viewers looking for trustworthy and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Friedman, head of kids and family programming at Warner Bros. “WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”
Added WildBrain CEO Eric Ellenbogen, “I’m delighted that our first-ever commission from HBO Max is for Degrassi, a truly venerable franchise with a highly devoted and passionate audience. This is yet another evergreen property from our vast IP library that we are reviving with a fresh vision and creative-first approach.”
In another fun bit of news here, HBO Max has acquired the U.S. streaming rights to all 14 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation, set to begin streaming this spring. The most recent version of Degrassi will not appear on the WarnerMedia streamer however as Degrassi: Next Class has a U.S. home on Netflix.
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