CTV’s ‘Degrassi’ series to unveil its first-ever movie this summer
May 9 ,2009
TORONTO The kids of Degrassi Street are heading to Hollywood.
CTV says its hit Toronto-set teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” has spawned its first-ever movie that was partly filmed in Tinseltown and will air on “The N” channel in the U.S. this summer.
Titled “Degrassi Goes Hollywood,” the film will also air on CTV at an undetermined date.
The storyline centres on Manny and Paige as they battle for acting gigs in L.A.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and rocker Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy have cameos.
The movie was shot last fall in Los Angeles and Toronto but news of it didn’t surface until recently and a trailer is now up on YouTube.
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” finished airing its eighth season earlier this year.
Former “Degrassi” cast member Shenae Grimes moved to Los Angeles last year for her starring role in the prime-time soap “90210.”