Degrassi: Headed to Netflix!

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Degrassi is on the move...

... but not to the cancelation graveyard.

Days after TeenNick announced it would end the show’s very long run on July 31, producer DHX Media Ltd. has announced that 20 new episodes of Degrassi will debut on Netflix and Family Channel in 2016.

Moving forward at that point, the series will be titled "Degrassi: Next Class."

Degrassi People

According to Entertainment Weekly, characters continuing on with Next Class will include Deon “Tiny” Bell, Frankie, Grace, Hunter, Jonah, Lola, Maya, Miles, Shay, Tristan, Winston, Zig and Zoe.

Degrassi: Next Class will be a “pull-no-punches” look at “Generation Z… teens as they begin their journey into adulthood," per a press release.

It adds:

"Pushing their own limits and testing the bonds of family and friends, the students each find their own way to deal with a range of issues: from homophobia, racism, substance abuse and violence to burgeoning sexuality, body issues, heartbreak and the complications of dating in the social media age."

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