Canadian high school series “Degrassi” is the latest to join the ranks of cable TV shows getting second lives on the internet, this time on Netflix.
The current series, a spin-off (of a spin-off of a spin-off) of the original “The Kids of Degrassi Street,” which ran from 1979 to 1986, debuted in 2001 and is now in its 14th season (“Degrassi Junior High” and “Degrassi High” came in between). Called in full “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” it will air its finale this summer beginning on July 20 on TeenNick. The multi-episode finale will end on July 31.
Netflix has not released much information about what exactly “Degrassi” on the streaming service will look like. On its Twitter account, Netflix simply posted the following, making it look like there might be yet another new cast ready to star:
Like “Community” getting dropped by NBC and picked up by Yahoo Screen, and more recently Hulu announcing that it will pick up “The Minday Project” after Fox canceled it, “Degrassi” comes to the internet after cable TV bid the long-running series farewell.
“Degrassi” will come to Netflix in 2016 (as you can see from the tweet). The current show on TeenNick is produced by Epitome Pictures in Toronto.