*HBO Max has announced that a new iteration of “Degrassi” is coming to the streamer next year.
The 10-episode series, expected to launch in 2023, continues WildBrain’s franchise and hails from showrunners Lara Azzopardi (Backstage) and Julia Cohen (Riverdale). The series will follow a group of Toronto high school students and faculty as they navigate life’s highs and lows that bring them together and tear them apart.
“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 & Family Programming at Warner Bros., per Deadline. “WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max.”
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“What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama,” Azzopardi and Cohen said in a joint statement. “We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”