Degrassi: Next Class is one of the best Teen-Dramas on Netflix, it is a sequel to Degrassi: Next Generation. The show was created by Linda Schuyler, Yan Moore and the plot of the series revolves around a bunch of high school students studying in a fictional high school in Toronto named “Degrassi Community School”. These students go through different phases of their high-school life such as high-school drama, racism, drug use, cyberbullying, etc. The show was released back in 2016 and ended in 2017. Degrassi: Next Class aired on Netflix in 2017, however, it got canceled after the fourth season. In 2019, Stefan Brogren confirmed the show cancelation by Netflix.
Degrassi Universe was originally created by Linda Schuyler back in 1979. Degrassi: Next Class is actually the fifth installment of the Degrassi franchise.
- The Kids of Degrassi Street (1979–1985)
- Degrassi Junior High School (1987–1989)
- Degrassi High (1989–1991)
- The Next Generation (2001–2015)
- Next Class (2016-2017)
Why Degrassi: Next Class?
Degrassi’s fifth installment is on Netflix and is better than your regular high school-based shows on Netflix. The show actually shows both the good and darker side of high school. Most of the teens in the high-school can actually relate to this show. The prequel of the series “Degrassi: Next Generation” was so famous that it aired from 2001-2015 and the Next class was actually supposed to be the fifteenth season of the series but the creator came up with a new title with a new cast and plot.
There are other ongoing teen-dramas on the Netflix like Riverdale and Greenhouse Academy but Degrassi was different, it was actually better and helped many high school students. There should be a sequel to Next Class.
It explores lots of different issues including cyber bullying, sexuality, breakups and fights yet somehow putting a positive and accepting light on today’s society and it can help children to understand others around them and properly prepare them for high school! I hope they renew the show for more seasons!
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