Smith enrolls in ‘Degrassi’: ‘Silent Bob’ co-star will also appear
By BRENDAN KELLY
MONTREAL — Writer-director Kevin SmithKevin Smith will guest star in the final three episodes of this season’s Canuck teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
Smith is in Toronto this week filming his scenes, due to air early next year on CTV in Canada and the N Network in the U.S..
Jason Mewes, Smith’s co-star in the Smith-directed “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” will also appear. Both will play themselves.
In the skeinskein, the pair have come to Canada to scout a sequel to “Jay and Silent Bob” titled “Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?” and they end up on the “Degrassi” set.
Smith — whose directing credits include “Clerks,” “Dogma,” “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy””Chasing Amy” and “Jersey Girl””Jersey Girl” — is a longtime fan of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and its predecessor “Degrassi Junior High.”
The series, produced by Toronto-based Epitome Pictures, follows the students at Degrassi Community School, and has won wide acclaim for its portrayal of youth issues, including bullying, school shootings, gay bashing and date rape.