Clear your Friday night schedule because your favorite Canadian teen drama is back! Season 1 of Netflix’s “Degrassi” reboot, “Next Class,” is now available to stream in its entirety!
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” had been on the air for 14 seasons, helping launch the careers of Drake, Nina Dobrev and many others. However, TeenNick announced in June that it would be canceling the beloved high-school series. That’s when Netflix came to the rescue. In July the streaming service ordered 20 episodes of “Degrassi: Next Class,” a sort of reboot of the former series.
“We’re pushing the envelope and being a little more raw and genuine with the way we approach our storylines,” star Ana Golja explained to Entertainment Weekly of Season 15.
With no advertisers to “dictate creative decisions,” the first season of “Degrassi: Next Class” will tackle subjects like female masturbation, sexting and cyber-bullying.
“We have more creative freedom with Netflix,” executive producer Stephen Stohn told Variety over the summer. “With Netflix we’re just encouraged to tell the stories we want to tell.”
Fans can dive right back into the drama with 10 24-minute long episodes. The other 10 episodes that Netflix ordered will air as a second season at a later date. Check out the episode titles below:
- Episode 1 – #BootyCall
- Episode 2 – #NoFilter
- Episode 3 –#YesMeansYes
- Episode 4 – #NotOkay
- Episode 5 – #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness
- Episode 6 – #NotAllMen
- Episode 7 – #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin
- Episode 8 – #TeamFollowBack
- Episode 9 – #SinceWeBeinHonest
- Episode 10 -- #SorryNotSorry
“Degrassi: Next Class” is exclusive to Netflix subscribers. The streaming service offers multiple membership packages, as well as a one-month free trial for new customers. Users must have internet access in order to use Netflix on their TV, tablet or mobile device.