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In addition, the show’s plotlines will examine how social-media services like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and others are affecting teenagers.
“If you’re reading about it in the news, it’s on ‘Degrassi,'” said Schuyler, who is married to Stohn.
Netflix ordered 20 episodes of “Degrassi: Next Class,” and plans to debut the first 10 as season one in early 2016 in all territories it offers the service.
The streamer’s deal for the show came after Nickelodeon declined to pick it up, after 14 seasons of airing “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (pictured above) on Teen Nick and MTV.
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” was nominated on Thursday for a Primetime Emmy in the children’s program category, marking its fourth Emmy nom.
But on Teen Nick, the show has suffered declining TV ratings over the past four years.
, a fictional feature film in the View Askewniverse series that used Degrassi Community School as a filming location during season four.See More: ‘Degrassi’ Picked Up by Netflix After Teen Nick Cancellation After Nick passed on “Next Class,” Stohn said Epitome approached subscription VOD players with the show.“We had a pitch ready that seemed immediately appealing to Netflix,” he said.“Degrassi,” the high-school drama that’s been on TV in various formats for 35 years, is heading to Netflix in 2016 — a move that syncs with teens’ shift in viewing habits toward Internet video and also has given producers more latitude in exploring controversial subjects.The next incarnation of the show, “Degrassi: Next Class,” will cover issues affecting a new generation, including a focus on social-media hazards like sexting and cyber-bullying.