A ‘Degrassi’ Reboot Is Coming to HBO Max

According to WildBrain president Josh Scherba, showrunners Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen are giving fans an "evolution" of the ‘Degrassi’ franchise.

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A new iteration of Degrassi is coming to HBO Max next year.

Thursday, the streamer announced that WarnerMedia Kids & Family had greenlit a “brand-new version” of WildBrain’s franchise. The new series, per a press release, features showrunners Lara Azzopardi (Backstage) and Julia Cohen (Riverdale). Launching in the U.S. via HBO Max in 2023, the series will boast 10 hour-long episodes.

“What excites us maybe the most about reviving this beloved franchise is turning it into a truly serialized one-hour drama,” Azzopardi and Cohen said in a joint statement. “We’re honored to be given the opportunity to lead this evolution and bring this iconic series back into people’s homes.”

Tucked into Thursday’s news is word that HBO Max has also picked up rights in the U.S. for the entire library of Degrassi: The Next Generation, which will be made available to stream on the platform starting later this year, per The Wrap.

“Stephanie Betts, our Chief Content Officer, along with showrunners, Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen, have envisioned an evolution for Degrassi that, while staying true to the fundamental honesty, humanity, and integrity of the brand, promises fans a journey into exciting new territory, both creatively and dramatically,” WildBrain president Josh Scherba said of this new chapter.

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