Degrassi: The Next Generation

Degrassi: The Next Generation

Sep. 14, 2001

Degrassi: The Next Generation will be launched next month on CTV as a new 15-part 30-minute dramatic sequel to the popular Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High series of the 1980s.

Degrassi: The Next Generation introduces a whole new generation of kids going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in the year 2001.

It’s been a decade since the gang at Degrassi High left to embark on the next chapters of their lives. Now, Joey (Pat Mastroianni), Caitlin (Stacie Mistysyn), Snake (Stefan Brogren), Lucy (Anais Granofsky) and Spike (Amanda Stepto) return for their 10th anniversary high school reunion in a one-hour special that kicks off the new series.

The one-hour special also re-introduces viewers to Spike’s daughter, Emma, whom fans will remember as a two-year-old. Now, 12 years later, Emma is entering Grade 7 at the newly refurbished Degrassi Community School. The new series follows Emma and her schoolmates, Ashley, Terri, Jimmy, Sean, Manny, Liberty, Paige, Spinner, Toby and J.T.

In a world influenced by the Internet, body piercing and hip-hop music, attention spans have decreased since their parents’ generation.

As with the previous series, Degrassi: The Next Generation explores the issues affecting teens as they struggle between being kids and being adults.

And no matter how overwhelming, serious or dramatic individual character choices will be, there is always plenty of humour.


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