On Thursday, HBO Max announced that a new Degrassi series is coming to the streaming service in 2023. According to a press release, the reboot will include 10-hour long episodes, exclusive to the US. Despite that, the show will be set in Toronto like the original series. Along with the new show, HBO Max also gained the rights to all 14 seasons of Degrassi: Next Generation, which will be made available on the platform in the spring.
Degrassi is being created by showrunners Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen, who have previous credits on The Bold Type and Riverdale, respectively. According to the release, the show will be “a character-driven series about the high school experience and the thrilling, often painful journey of self-discovery.”
This new series continues to build on HBO Max’s teen content, a move no doubt related to the popularity of the service’s shows like Euphoria and The Sex Lives of College Girls, which recently got renewed for a second season. Betting on Degrassi, which has a 40-year history of success, was probably an easy decision for HBO. Now, making sure the reboot both lives up to its predecessors while still feeling fresh in the age of Euphoria will be a more difficult task.