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HBO Max No Longer Moving Forward with 'Degrassi' Reboot

HBO Max No Longer Moving Forward with 'Degrassi' Reboot

Sad, sad news for Degrassi fans.

It was just revealed the planned reboot series for HBO Max is not happening anymore, Variety reveals.

The new show was picked up at the start of the year and was supposed to premiere in 2023.

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HBO Max Drops 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Trailer Before Series Debuts On The Streamer

HBO Max Drops 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Trailer Before Series Debuts On The Streamer

HBO Max is preparing for Degrassi: The Next Generation to debut on it’s platform!

The streamer just dropped a new trailer for the series, which features some of the show’s big moments, and big stars.

Nina Dobrev and Drake, aka Aubrey Graham, are among the stars featured in the trailer.

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'Degrassi' To Get New Series On HBO Max, Will Debut In 2023

'Degrassi' To Get New Series On HBO Max, Will Debut In 2023

An all new Degrassi series will be coming to HBO Max!

THR just revealed that the hit Canadian TV show will make a comeback on the streamer, but we’ll have to wait until 2023 to watch it.

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'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Co-Creator Releases Statement on Jahmil French

'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Co-Creator Releases Statement on Jahmil French

Degrassi: The Next Generation actor Jahmil French as sadly passed away.

The actor was only 29 years old when he died, reportedly on Monday (March 1). No cause of death has been revealed at this time.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of a dear friend and client Jahmil French,” his manager Gabrielle Kachman confirmed in a statement, via CNN. “He will be remembered by many for his passion for the arts, his commitment to his craft, and his vibrant personality. I ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”

Many of his co-stars have shared their condolences on social media, and Degrassi: The Next Generation co-creator Linda Schuyler just shared a statement on the Degrassi Twitter account.

“I am heartbroken to hear about the loss of Jahmil. Jahmil was an extraordinary talent and a bright light on and off the screen. He was a joy to work with on Degrassi: The Next Generation,” Linda said. “He brought an authenticity and burst of life to every scene he was in and infused his character ‘Dave’ with an airy lightness. Off screen Jahmil would always make me smile. He will be deeply missed.”

Our condolences go out to Jahmil French‘s friends and family during this time.

'Degrassi: Next Class' Actress Ana Golja Bids Farewell to the Show on Instagram

'Degrassi: Next Class' Actress Ana Golja Bids Farewell to the Show on Instagram

Season 4 of Degrassi: Next Class saw a number of the lead characters graduating, and one of the hardest to say goodbye to will be Zoe Rivas (played by Ana Golja), the ambitious, bold student who struggled with her sexuality for much of the series.

Actress Ana, 21, took to Instagram yesterday to say goodbye to the character she has become so attached to, and to thank fans for believing in her.

“What an honor and whirlwind it was to play Zoe Rivas in Degrassi and Degrassi Next Class,” she writes, “I’m so deeply saddened to be saying goodbye to one of my favourite characters and my 2nd family. However, what will live on in my heart forever, is the impact Zoe (and the show) made on the lives of many people around the world (including my own).”

She goes on to thank both the cast members, the crew, and her fans.

“I’m so incredibly grateful to the entire creative and executive team for allowing me to portray Zoe,” she continues, “You truly challenged me as an actress and I am eternally thankful. I also want to thank my wonderful cast mates for making my job so ridiculously easy and fun. Can’t wait to see what you all do next! Lastly, I would like to thank our INCREDIBLE fans for watching and supporting us, every step of the way. Without you, there would be no Degrassi. As a tribute to Zoe, ‘Au Revoir, B!****s!’ ;)”

In her Instagram caption she continues: “Thank you to the whole @degrassi nation. It’s been an incredible 6 seasons. ?? Excited for what this new chapter of my career has in store…”

*sniffs* We’re not crying. If you haven’t seen the new season yet, watch the trailer here.

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'Degrassi: Next Class' Producer Talks the Portrayal of Muslim Characters in Season 4

'Degrassi: Next Class' Producer Talks the Portrayal of Muslim Characters in Season 4

The fourth season of Degrassi: Next Class delves into many issues the show hasn’t grappled with before, from gender fluidity to the Syrian refugee crisis to terrorism.

In a new interview, executive producer Stephen Stohn opens up about how Degrassi portrays the Muslim refugee characters, Saad Al’Maliki (Parham Rownaghi) and Goldi Nahir (Soma Bhatia). In the new season, Goldi has her hijab ripped off by people on the street, and Saad is accused of being a terrorist by his peers.

“We felt it was very important that we at least try to tackle [the Syrian refugee crisis],” Stephen told Entertainment Weekly, “in as open a way as possible and not sugarcoat it, but to show characters themselves going through conflicting times and those around them reacting in different ways.”

He also talks about the need to show storylines of Muslim characters right now.

“We’ve seen it in Canada and the U.S. and Britain where people are attacking people it’s easy to be afraid of because of their color or their religion,” he said, “That’s not right.”

The new season definitely covers important and timely topics. It is available to stream on Netflix now.

This Character Comes Out as Genderfluid in 'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4

This Character Comes Out as Genderfluid in 'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4

Degrassi: Next Class has a history of grappling with real-world, serious topics as they apply to today’s teens, from crippling depression to sexuality to drug addiction.

Season four, which debuts on Netflix July 7, is no different, and in a new clip, it deals with an entirely new topic for the show.

In a new Entertainment Weekly clip, Yael (Jamie Bloch) tells Lola (Amanda Arcuri) that they have been feeling like they don’t identify as a girl or a boy.

“I don’t feel like a girl, or what everyone thinks is a girl,” Yael explains, “I don’t like makeup or stuff like you do. I really, really hate my boobs But I’m definitely not a boy either.”

Lola responds in a totally positive way, encouraging her friend to consider the concept of genderfluidity, and showing Yael a gender queer vlogger as an example.

“They feel like they’re between a boy or girl. Or both. Or neither,” explains Lola. “If being a boy or girl is made up, then you can make whatever you want.”

It’s amazing to see Degrassi exploring a topic that many of its viewers may be dealing with, and we can’t wait to see how Yael explores their identity this season.

Watch the clip below.


Yael Grapples With Gender Identity