It’s back to school in “Degrassi: Next Class.”
Headed by Principal Archie “Snake” Simpson, the class is set to resume Monday (Jan. 4) on Family in Canada before its international release in the U.S. on Jan. 15 over at Netflix.
“Degrassi: Next Class” creators believed that show’s venture on Netflix has not affected the series in an extreme way, cp24.com reported.
“I don’t want to make it feel like, ‘Oh, we’ve gone to Netflix and we’re going sensational,’ because that is so not true,” said series co-creator Linda Schuyler. Schuyler however admitted that social media has provided a plethora of great storylines for the series.
“I think if anything, we’re back to our real roots. We might have just shied away from them a little bit towards the end of ‘Next Generation,’” she said.
According to cp24.com, “Next Class” will be centered on Generation Z.
In an interview with Monster and Critics, cast member Ana Golja said: “We’re the future, setting examples for the coming generations and this season in particular, Degrassi: Next Class, you see a lot of technology come into it. It plays a huge role in terms of communicating and stories about bullying and catfishing and a whole new chapter. Everything is changing. “
Toronto Sun quoted Brogren, who played Principal Simpson, as saying: “Nothing ever remains stagnant, but it’s a constantly scary thing to be growing up.” Brogren is not only the lead actor of the show but also directed six of its the first 10 episodes.
Meanwhile, cast members Olivia Scriven (Maya) and Reiya Downs (Shay) will have big story lines in the first episode of “Next Class”, the Toronto Sun reported.
Ricardo Hoyos, Eric Osborne, Sara Waisglass, and Stefan Brogren are all set to reprise their respective roles in the series, while new faces include Amir Bageria, Chelsea Clark, and Dante Scott.
Other cast members include Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria, Soma Bhatia, Jamie Bloch, Chelsea Clark, Ana Golja, Nikki Gould, Ricardo Hoyos, Ehren Kassam, Andre Kim, Lyle Lettau, Spencer Macpherson, Eric Osborne, Dante Scott, Sara Waisglass and Richard Walters.