‘Degrassi’ Revival Series Ordered By HBO Max; ‘Next Generation’ To Stream This Spring – Deadline
HBO Max has given a collection greenlight to a brand new Degrassi collection, and introduced the whole 14-season library of Degrassi: The Next Generation will likely be out there for streaming on the platform this spring.
Degrassi, the brand new teen and household collection from WildBrain, helmed by showrunners Lara Azzopardi (Backstage, The Bold Type, Mary Kills People) and Julia Cohen (Riverdale, A Million Little Things, The Royals) will embrace 10 hour-long episodes and is anticipated to launch within the US completely on HBO Max in 2023.
A reprise of the unique teen drama, Degrassi is a character-driven collection about the highschool expertise and the thrilling, usually painful journey of self-discovery. Set in Toronto, the brand new collection explores a bunch of youngsters and faculty school dwelling within the shadow of occasions that each bind them collectively and tear them aside. The present travels deep into the hearts and houses of various, difficult characters, as they wrestle to seek out their new regular, reaching for hope, redemption and love.
“Series after series, the Degrassi franchise continues to make an indelible impact on young viewers looking for trustworthy and authentic storytelling,” stated Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. “WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”
Eric Ellenbogen, CEO of WildBrain, stated: “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.”
Josh Scherba, President of WildBrain, stated: “Now in its fourth decade, Degrassi is one of those beloved evergreen properties that demands to be refreshed for each new generation. Stephanie Betts, our Chief Content Officer, along with showrunners, Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen, have envisioned an evolution for Degrassi that, while staying true to the fundamental honesty, humanity and integrity of the brand, promises fans a journey into exciting new territory, both creatively and dramatically. We’re delighted to be partnering with HBO Max to deliver this new vision to fans and extend Degrassi’s legacy.”
Azzopardi and Cohen stated: “What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama. We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”
Degrassi will likely be produced by WildBrain Studios and developed by Azzopardi and Cohen who additionally function government producers. Filming will happen in Toronto throughout summer season 2022. The collection and Degrassi library are distributed worldwide by WildBrain.