New 'Degrassi' Series Greenlit by HBO, Toronto Shoot Begins in 2022
The next generation arrives in 2023
Published Jan 13, 2022Forget Euphoria — HBO has greenlit the next generation of Degrassi high-schoolers: another iteration of the decades-old Canadian television franchise is hitting the airwaves in 2023.
Showrunners and executive producers Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen will helm the forthcoming project, which is due to begin shooting in 2022 on location in Toronto once again.
Azzopardi and Cohen said: "What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama. We're honoured to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people's homes."
The new generation will begin its journey with a 10-episode order, which will "chart the painful high school experience of self-discovery by following a group of Toronto students and faculty coping with events that both 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," Amy Friedman, head of kids and family programming at Warner Bros, said in a statement [via Variety]. "[Franchise owner] WildBrain continues to artfully capture high school life in a compelling format that can be experienced seamlessly on HBO Max."
The series' release date, teaser clips, cast members and further details have yet to be revealed.