Degrassi: Next Class

Degrassi: The Next Class is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi Universe , qui Was Originally created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fifth in the series Degrassi deductible , Following The Kids of Degrassi Street , Degrassi Junior High , 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 (a subsidiary of DHX Media ). [1] The current executive producers are Schuyler, her husband Stephen Stohn Sarah Glinski, and Matt Huether. The series is filmed at Epitome’s studios in Toronto , Ontario, is the real Rather than De Grassi Street from the deductible qui takes icts name.

Like its predecessors, the series follows a set of castings at Degrassi Community School, which faces many challenges, 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 US (and international) debut January 15, 2016, on Netflix . In Australia the show premiered on ABC3 on May 16, 2016. Season One 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.

Season Two will be streamed later in 2016. In an article about the show, executive producer and series writer Sarah Glinski confirmed season two started streaming during mid-2016, which was later confirmed as a July 22, 2016 , 2016. [2] [3] In Canada, the second season premiered on July 19, 2016. [4] The entire second season will also be made available in Canada on July 22, 2016, on the Family Channel App. [5]

Three months before the release of season two is Netflix and Family, Netflix Renewed Next Class for seasons three and four to Contain 10 episodes each. Season 3 was released in January 2017; season 4 is expected to stream in July 2017. [6] Filming for Both seasons commenced on May 16, 2016 and wrapped on August 11, 2016. [7]Ahead of the season two premiere on Family and Netflix, Australia ‘s ABC3 network The second half of the year. [8] [9] Season three is Netflix Was released on January 6, 2017 and is F2N on January 9, 2017. [10] [11] ALTHOUGH officiellement not confirmed by the networks, Series co-creator Linda Schuyler has stated that brainstorming is underway for seasons five and six of Next Class . [12] Casting is also underway for new series leads and recurring characters to join the series. [13]

Episodes

Main article: List of Degrassi: Next Class episodes
Season Episodes Netflix Canadian airdate
released First aired Last aired
1 10 January 15, 2016 [14] [15] January 4, 2016 [16] [1] January 15, 2016
2 10 July 22, 2016 [17] July 19, 2016 September 20, 2016
3 10 January 6, 2017 [18] January 9, 2017 [19] January 20, 2017
4 10 July 7, 2017 [20] July 3, 2017 [21] 2017

Main roles

Main article: List of Degrassi: Next Class characters

Starting with season 1 of Next Class , none of the characters that debuted during the changes happening in seasons eight and nine of the Next Generation remain. The students featured in the seasons eleven, thirteen, and fourteen of the previous incarnation along with several new characters for the follow-up series. The first and second seasons featured 19 regular roles, with 14 cast members returning from season 14 of Degrassi . Keeping ties to the early seasons of the previous incarnation and the franchise as a whole, Stefan Brogren’s remains Principal Degrassi Community School. According to Amir Bageria, The last renewal will be the last season for a majority of the first class . [22] Seasons Three and Four will be adding two regulars to the cast, as casting calls were made public through Larissa Mair Casting. [23] On August 9, 2016, Chelsea Clark confirmed she had wrapped clarification needed ] her role as Esme Song. [24] On August 11, 2016, both, Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja aussi annoncé They HAD wrapped clarification needed ] Their roles have Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas respectivement. [25] [26] [22] Seasons Three and Four will be adding two regulars to the cast, as casting calls were made public through Larissa Mair Casting. [23] On August 9, 2016, Chelsea Clark confirmed she had wrapped clarification needed ] her role as Esme Song. [24] On August 11, 2016, both, Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja aussi annoncé They HAD wrapped clarification needed ] Their roles have Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas respectivement. [25] [26] [22] Seasons Three and Four will be adding two regulars to the cast, as casting calls were made public through Larissa Mair Casting. [23] On August 9, 2016, Chelsea Clark confirmed she had wrapped clarification needed ] her role as Esme Song. [24] On August 11, 2016, both, Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja aussi annoncé They HAD wrapped clarification needed ] Their roles have Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas respectivement. [25] [26] Chelsea Clark confirmed she had wrapped [ clarification needed ] her role as Esme Song. [24] On August 11, 2016, both, Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja aussi annoncé They HAD wrapped clarification needed ] Their roles have Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas respectivement. [25] [26] Chelsea Clark confirmed she had wrapped [ clarification needed ] her role as Esme Song. [24] On August 11, 2016, both, Soma Bhatia and Ana Golja aussi annoncé They HAD wrapped clarification needed ] Their roles have Goldi Nahir and Zoe Rivas respectivement. [25] [26]

On October 21, 2016 It was confirmed que le cast members in a picture 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), Richard Walters (Tiny Bell), Chelsea Clark (Esme Song) and Soma Bhatia (Goldi Nahir). [27] [28]

Guest roles

Several recurring cast members from the previous incarnation continued Their roles in Degrassi: The Next Class , being white has majorité the relatives 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 . [29] 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 have Sav Bhandari , Charlotte Arnold as Holly J. Sinclair , Jake Epstein as Craig Manning , And Jacob Neayem as Mo Mashkour . [30] In season 3, Chloe Rose reprises her role for two episodes as Katie Matlin .

Production

Concept

The original idea for “Degrassi: Next Class” was the fifteenth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation , but under a new title. After learning of the series cancellation in November 2014, the producers pitched the idea of Next Class to Nickelodeon , which later passed on the idea. Citation needed ]

The producers then sought out other ways to distribute the series and later made a deal with Netflix . [31]

Executive producers, script-writers and directors

Epitome Pictures , DHX Media , and Netflix jointly produce the Shaw Rocket Fund, Royal Bank of Canada and the Cogeco Program Development Fund.

Franchise co-creator Linda Schuyler and her husband Stephen Stohn serve as executive producers for the series. Other executive producers include Sarah Glinkski, Matt Huether and Brendon Yorke.

Continuing with Next Class , Sarah Glinksi and Matt Huether serve as head story editors for the show. Other writers include Courtney Jane Walker, Alejandro Alcoba, Cole Bastedo. Jennifer Kassabian and Ian MacIntyre. Stefan Brogren, Eleanor Lindo, Phil Earnshaw, and Rt !.

Episode format

Each episode of Degrassi: Next Class is written according to the same formula with three storylines (Plot A, Plot B and Plot C). The problems and issues presented in the episode are not always resolved by the end of the episode, and are carried out throughout the season, creating a mini-arc. With “Next Class” , some episodes have the plots follow a common theme. This concept was featured in Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High . Episode titles feature a ” # ” in the front of each episode title and occasionally refer to current social media trends.

Opening sequence

The opening sequence of “Next Class” returned to the skirt Openings That Was featured in the first twelve seasons of “The Next Generation” goal Was cut to 31 seconds. The opening comes after a two- to three-minute cold open but does not follow the characters around the school. Instead, a montage of videos and pictures from the characters social media accounts cycle through the screen. Like the final two seasons of “Degrassi” , instead of listing every set actor in the opening, episodes only credit the regular actors appearing in that episode. The theme music , “Whatever It Takes”, was composed by Jim McGrath, with lyrics written by Jody Colero and Stephen Stohn. The song includes lines such as, “Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through / And if I get out, I know I can make it through / Calls, “a sense of joy and optimism.” [32] The first season of “Next Class” featured a rearranged version of “Whatever It Takes” composed by Jody Colero, Jim McGrath, Stephen Stohn, Rob Wells , and Shobha. Shobha also recorded the song. [33] Featured a rearranged version of “Whatever It Takes” composed by Jody Colero, Jim McGrath, Stephen Stohn, Rob Wells , and Shobha. Shobha also recorded the song. [33] Featured a rearranged version of “Whatever It Takes” composed by Jody Colero, Jim McGrath, Stephen Stohn, Rob Wells , and Shobha. Shobha also recorded the song. [33]

Filming locations

The Degrassi Universe is set on De Grassi Street in Toronto, Ontario. The four previous series were filmed on and near that street. [34] However, Degrassi is currently filmed at Epitome Pictures’ studio soundstages and backlot located at the company’s 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m 2 ) production studios in Toronto. [35] The facade of Degrassi Community School is the exterior of Studio C, and uses the same colors and patterns as Centennial College , which was used to depict the school during Degrassi High .

The area in front of this facade features a “hoarding area” where students gather, a street, and a bus stop across the road. [35] The studio’s backlot is used for exterior shots of the characters’ houses, which is one unit dressed differently for each house, and the Dot Grill. [36] The building for the Dot is the only one on the backlot large enough to allow filming inside; Scenes taking places in the school and interiors are filmed on one of four sound stages. [35]

Studio A contains sets for the school’s hallways, washrooms, cafeteria and classrooms. [35] The hallways are stenciled with phrases such as “the perfect human being is all human”, which were found at the Etobicoke School for the Arts, one of the many schools that set designers used during their original research. The washroom is used for the girls ‘and boys’ room; urinals are installed and removed as needed. ” [37] It est aussi used as the studio’s cafeteria Where the cast and crew eat. [37]

In addition to being used as the exterior of the school, Studio C holds sets for the school’s entrance home, the gymnasium, the media lab and a hallway with lockers. [35] As the franchise progressed and the budget increased, a stairway and balcony was installed in the hearth in an attempt to get the characters off the floor and not all appear in the same geometric plane . For the first few seasons of the Next Generation , the gym floor was made of real wooden floorboards; Due to warping, it was replaced by concrete painted to look like wood. [38]

Studio B contains the sets for the characters’ houses. The fourth studio, Studio D, all the production offices, dressing rooms, and make-up and hair departments.

For the new series, Next Class , the interior of the school set saw a major facelift. New doors Were added for all classrooms, room numbers Were Placed on doors, classrooms Were remodeled to be more modern qui included new “smart-boards” and high-definition television sets (also Placed Throughout The hallways, cafeteria and gym), and the Lockers were repainted for a more “retro” look. The Lola’s Cantina is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the Lola’s Cantina. [39] [40]

Broadcast

See also: List of Degrassi: Next Class episodes

In Canada, the series premiered on January 4, 2016, on Family’s new teen programing block, F2N. In the United States (and internationally), first-run episodes began streaming internationally on Netflix on January 15, 2016 (excluding Canada, Australia and France ). Episodes will be available on Netflix in Canada, Australia and France following the conclusion of the first season. [41] [42] Season two premiered on the Family Channel on July 19, 2016 and on Netflix on July 22, 2016.

In Australia, the series premiered one ABC3 on May 16, 2016. [43] The second season IMMEDIATELY Followed the first season is ABC3 in Australia on May 30. [8] On January 6, 2017, Netflix added to the seasons 1-3 Australian catalog. Season 3 will stream online on Netflix before its debut on ABC 3 starting April 22, 2017.

Notes

  1. ^ Jump up to:b “Family Channel’s new teen block F2N launches January 4 with the premiere of Degrassi: Next … – TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2015” . Newswire.ca . Retrieved 2015-12-05 .
  2. Jump up^ “CFC Alumna Sarah Glinski Introduces Degrassi’s Next Class to Canada, Beyond” . Cfccreates.com . Retrieved 2016-01-31 .
  3. Jump up^ “Stephen Stohn on Twitter:” Just announced: Degrassi: Next Class Season 2 will premiere Friday July 22 on Netflix ” ” . Twitter. 2016-04-11 . Retrieved 2016-04-27 .
  4. Jump up^ “Degrassi: Next Class – Episode Guide – Zap2it” . Tvlistings.zap2it.com . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
  5. Jump up^ “MUAZANA on Twitter:” Degrassi’s back July 19 @ 9:45 pm ET / PT on @ F2N_TV! And download the Family Channel App to watch the ENTIRE SEASON July 22! #DegrassiOnFamily ” ” . Twitter . 2016-06-22 . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
  6. Jump up^ Kickham, Dylan (2016-01-14). “Degrassi: Next Class renewed for seasons 3 and 4” . EW.com . Retrieved 2016-04-27 .
  7. Jump up^ “Stefan Brogren on Twitter:” Tomorrow last day of shooting season 3/4 of Degrassi Next Class. I’m exhausted – but these are the longest moments. ” ” . Twitter . 2016-08-10 . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:b “Degrassi: Next Class” . Abc.net.au . Retrieved May 30,2016 .
  9. Jump up^ “Degrassi: Next Class – #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin” . Abc.net.au . 2016-05-24 . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
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  12. Jump up^ “Degrassiland – Canadaland” . Canadalandshow.com. 2016-11-23 . Retrieved 2017-01-30 .
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  18. Jump up^ Yan Moore; Linda Schuyler; Kit Hood (2016-01-15). “Watch Degrassi: Next Class Online” . Netflix.com . Retrieved 2017-01-26 .
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  20. Jump up^ http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/degrassi/265521/degrassi-next-class-season-4-release-date-and-trailer
  21. Jump up^ “TV Listings Grid, TV Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows – Screener” . Tvlistings.zap2it.com . Retrieved 2017-06-05 .
  22. Jump up^ “Amir Bageria” . Twitter . Retrieved May 30, 2016 .
  23. Jump up^ “Audition Info For Degrassi: Next Class Season 3” . Degrassiblog.com . March 21, 2016 . Retrieved May 30, 2016 .
  24. Jump up^ “Chelsea Clark on Twitter:” The saddest words 3 “Chelsea is wrapped” To all my work-fam … And Keenan Neal have Kizzie ” .Twitter 2016-08-09. Retrieved. 2016-08-19 .
  25. Jump up^ “MUAZANA on Twitter:” That’s a wrap. #DNC #nofurthercommentsTillALaterDate ” ” . Twitter . 2016-08-11 . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
  26. Jump up^ “Degrassi: On Set Thursday 8/11/16 (Last Day Of Shooting) – Kary’s Degrassi Blog” . Degrassiblog.com . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
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  28. Jump up^ “Instagram” . Instagram. 2016-08-19 . Retrieved 2017-01-30 .
  29. Jump up^ ” ‘ Degrassi: Next Class’: Get a first look at the big meeting” . Ew.com . Retrieved May 30, 2016 .
  30. Jump up^ “Degrassi on Twitter:” They’re back. Feel free to fan out. And Keenan Neal as Kizzie #DegrassiReunion ” ” . Twitter . 2016-07-15 . Retrieved 2016-08-19 .
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  33. Jump up^ “Degrassi: Next Class Opening Sequence” . Youtube. 2015-11-30 . Retrieved 2016-01-31 .
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  37. ^ Jump up to:b Ellis 2005 , p. 115
  38. Jump up^ Ellis 2005, pp. 112-114
  39. Jump up^ “Inside The Studio with Ana Golja and Dante Scott – Degrassi: Next Class” . Youtube. 2016-01-15 . Retrieved 2016-01-31 .
  40. Jump up^ “Behind-The-Scenes Of Degrassi: Next Class With Ana Golja & Sara Waisglass” . Youtube. 2017-01-08 . Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  41. Jump up^ “DHX Media buys Degrassi TV studio” . The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 9 June 2015 .
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