Degrassi: Next Class is a Canadian teenybopper play television series set in the Degrassi Universe, which was formerly devise by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fifth series in the Degrassi franchise, succeeding The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High sophomores, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation. The series was created by Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinksi, and Matt Huether and is produced by Epitome Pictures.The current managerial producers are Schuyler, her husband Stephen Stohn, Sarah Glinski, and Matt Huether. The series is shoot at Epitome’s studios in Toronto, Ontario, rather than on the real De Grassi Street from which the franchise takes its name.
Like its antecedants, the series follows an en masse cast of students at Degrassi Community School who face various challenges oftentimes seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, date rape, drug abuse, self image, homosexuality, self-injury, suicide, abortion, domestic violence, death, racism and many other issues. The first season of Next Class premiered on January 4, 2016 on Family’s new teen programming block, F2N in Canada. The series saw its U.S. (and international) debut January 15, 2016, on Netflix. In Australia the show premiered on ABC3 on May 16, 2016. Season one ended on January 17, 2016 for both the Family Channel’s two weeks or a fortnight run and Netflix’s five hours to three days run.
This season will portray a new school year after the previous seniors, some of which debuted during “The Next Generation”, graduated in the previous season. This season will feature another more branding for the series and is being considered a stand alone series. It will tell the stories of a new generation navigating high school drama with revolutionary stories such as cyber bullying, mental illness, dysfunctional families, sexuality, online harassment, feminism, racial discrimination, life-threatening diseases and drug use.It will also target the new post-millennial teen aide known as Generation.On Family, the first block will follow the telling tale/soap opera format and air every weekday for two weeks. This format was used in the previous incarnations final seasons.
Casting roles of Degrassi : Next Class Season 5 Release Date 2018
Starting with season 1 of Next Class, none of the characters who debuted during the modification happening in seasons eight and nine of The Next Generation remain.The first and second seasons highlighted 19 regular roles, with 14 cast members of Degrassi. Keeping ties to the early seasons of the previous epitome and the franchise as a whole, Stefan Brogren’s character remains the Principal of Degrassi Community School. According to Amir Bageria, the currently renewed season four will be the last season for a majority of the first cast of Next Class as their characters graduate.Seasons three and four will be adding two regulars to the cast, as casting calls were made public through Larissa Mair Casting.On August 9, 2016, Chelsea Clark confirmed she had sheathed her role as Esme Song. On August 11, 2016, both Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja also announced they had wrapped their roles as Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas, respectively.
On October 21, 2016, it was endorse that the cast members in a photo executive producer Stephen Stohn posted were the ones leaving the cast at the end of season four. This includes: Eric Osborne (Miles Hollingsworth III), Ricardo Hoyos (Zig Novak), Andre Kim (Winston Chu), Ehren Kassam (Jonah Haak), Ana Golja (Zoe Rivas), Lyle Lettau (Tristan Milligan), Nikki Gould (Grace Cardinal), Olivia Scriven (Maya Matlin), and Soma Bhatia (Goldi Nahir).
Several persisting cast members from the previous epitome endure their roles in Degrassi: Next Class, a majority being the parents and teachers of the students at Degrassi Community School. David Sutcliffe of Gilmore Girls fame appeared in a season one episode as himself. In season two, several cast members from the first incarnation made guest appearances for the 500th episode of the Degrassi franchise. These cast members include Adamo Ruggiero as Marco Del Rossi, Miriam McDonald as Emma Nelson, Lauren Collins as Paige Michalchuk, Shane Kippel as Gavin “Spinner” Mason, and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer as Liberty Van Zandt.Jamie Johnston, who portrayed Peter Stone in seasons five through ten of Degrassi: The Next Generation, also made his return for the second season. He will recur in several episodes. Other previous cast members that appeared are Raymond Ablack as Sav Bhandari, Charlotte Arnold as Holly J. Sinclair, Jake Epstein as Craig Manning, and Jacob Neayem as Mo Mashkour.
Reviews and Ratings of Degrassi : Next Class Season
This accord teenybopper soap offers all the traditional drama one comes to expect from the Degrassi gang, but it does so with a more latest flair. Most preeminent is the way each anecdotal blend the use of digital technology, social media, and episode hashtag titles. Though it’s still devoted to featuring a bunch of traditional topics teens may relate to, including sexuality, body-image issues, and dysfunctional family dynamics, it also incorporates topics that have become more culturally admissible, such as depression and catfishing.
This version is trendier than its antecedents, and while some students are more wealthy than others, the majority come from a honored background. But beyond this, the cast is awfully diverse, and the show still features lots of positive lessons to be learned. Fans of the early versions of the series may be interested in checking this one out to see how things have changed (or not) with this new class. But no doubt: This installment will reap a whole new generation of followers.
Degrassi : Next Class Season 5 Release Date 2018
On January 19, 2016, Netflix conferees season 2 will stream later in 2016. In an article about the show, managerial producer and series writer Sarah Glinski confirmed season two will stream during mid-2016, which was later conferees as a July 22, 2016 release date on the night of July 21, 2016.In Canada, the second season debuted on July 19, 2016.The entire second season will also be made available to Canada on July 22, 2016, on the Family Channel App.
Three months before the release of season two on Netflix and Family, Netflix revived Next Class for seasons three and four to contain 10 episodes each. Both are expected to stream in January and July 2017.Filming for both seasons launched on May 16, 2016 and encased on August 11, 2016. Ahead of the season two premiere on Family and Netflix, Australia’s ABC3 network began airing the second season on May 30, 2016, shortly after the first season concluded on the network.Season three was released on Netflix on January 6, 2017 and on F2N on January 9, 2017. Although not officially confirmed by the networks, series co-creator Linda Schuyler has stated that brainstorming is afoot for seasons five and six of Next Class.Casting is also afoot for new series leads and recurring characters to join the series.