Smith enrolls in 'Degrassi': 'Silent Bob' co-star will also appear

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.

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