We’ve got some big news from TheTVAddict.com this afternoon! The website is reporting that casting notices for season 11 were recently sent out at the beginning of the month. This is done in order to start the process of adding new characters to the show. I guess these notices were leaked somehow, because it looks as though we can expect to see 4 new characters in season 11. TheTVAddict.com even posted descriptions and names for each character:
Name: Imogen Berish
Age: 16 yrs
Fun, energetic, with a magnetic look and intense stare–Imogen would hate for anyone to think she’s boring, so she goes to great lengths to stand out from the crowd: bandaging her unwounded wrists, or even posing as a homeless kid to beg for change. She puts on the airs of being en enlightened individual, but it’s a ploy to manipulate those around her. She worries one day someone will discover her secret: she’s a normal kid looking for excitement in her life.
Name: Katie Matlin
Age: 16 yrs
Katie works hard and plays hard. A gifted athlete, she’s been training to make the National Under 17 Woman’s Soccer Team. She’s pretty, but fresh-faced, her years of mastering the bicycle kick keeping her from learning how to cake on the make-up. She’s driven and thorough when it comes to academics and extracurriculars; she’s blunt and direct when talking to other girls, even fun-loving BFF Marisol; but when it comes to talking to boys or about matters of the heart, she clams up. The soccer field prepared her for a lot of things, but not love.
Age: 17 yrs
Dennis MacDonnell is an overweight grade 12 student. He’s self-aware, cynical, quick-witted and smart. Dennis has always struggled with his weight, and as a consequence, has taken a social backseat for most of high school. In his graduating year, Dennis is ready to put himself out there and have a great time before leaving Degrassi for good. Dennis’ keen ear and passion for music will bring him into a unique friendship with Sav and closer to his hidden crush: Alli.
Age: 16 yrs
A man of few words, Degrassi’s new heartthrob is good with his hands and quick with a grin. Noah spends most of his free time at the cottage. After his mom died, he and his dad renovated their lake cabin in her honour. All of Noah’s shirtless hard work eventually paid off…especially when girls started admiring his boyish good looks and strong physique. Let’s just say Noah’s made out with his share of bikini clad Muskoka girls. But he never let them get in the way of the stuff he truly loves: watching sports, hanging with friends, fishing, and camping. He’s a guy’s guy who doesn’t play games and means what he says – all with a good dose of humour and charm.
Interesting that the ages seem to imply that these characters aren’t in grade 9…
I think we should take this information with a grain of salt, because characters can change overtime. It depends on who casting finds and what direction the writers decide to go in. Still, I see a lot of potential from these character descriptions so far! What do you guys think?