Degrassi is returning to the small display. HBO Max ordered a revival of the teenager drama on Thursday. Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen will run issues behind the scenes for the 10-episode collection with a debut set for 2023.
Degrassi has been on the air for 4 a long time in a method or one other. Degrassi: The Next Generation aired on Teen Nick for 385 episodes.
HBO Max revealed extra in regards to the revival in a press release.
“School is again in session at HBO Max as WarnerMedia Kids & Family introduced immediately it has greenlit Degrassi, a brand-new model of WildBrain’s award-winning youth franchise of the identical title. The new teen and household collection 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 solely on HBO Max in 2023. Additionally, HBO Max has picked up the U.S. rights for the complete 14-season library of the franchise’s longest working and hottest installment, Degrassi: The Next Generation which is able to change into out there on the platform this spring. Degrassi will even change into out there at a later date on Cartoon Network.
A reprise of the unique teen drama, Degrassi is a character-driven collection about the highschool expertise and the thrilling, typically painful journey of self-discovery. Set in Toronto, the brand new collection explores a gaggle of youngsters and college college 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 battle 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,” mentioned 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, mentioned: “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, mentioned: “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 mentioned: “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 might be produced by WildBrain Studios and developed by Azzopardi and Cohen who additionally function govt producers. Filming will happen in Toronto throughout summer time 2022. The collection and Degrassi library are distributed worldwide by WildBrain.”
What do you think? Are you excited in regards to the return of Degrassi on HBO Max?