5 International Teen Dramas Degrassi Can Learn From

Since Degrassi Next Class ended in 2017, the teen drama genre has changed dramatically. Traditional TV networks are under increasing competition from streaming giants. And many of the players have shifted their focus to older demographics that are more appealing to advertisers. However, as North American teen shows become more and more rare (especially on network television), we have seen a rise in popularity for teen shows in languages other than English set and filmed outside of North America. While these series typically do not make a ton of money or get a lot of views, they have passionate and loyal fanbases on social media. When Degrassi does return, the producers will need to think about where Degrassi fits in with this modern teen drama landscape. Here are 5 superb international teen dramas that I think Degrassi can learn from when deciding on a new direction for the franchise.

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Degrassi Status Update – February 2021

It’s now been almost 5 years since Degrassi last filmed an episode, and 3 and a half years since a new episode premiered. That’s a long time to go without Degrassi. To put this into context, this is the longest we’ve gone without a new episode of Degrassi since the break between School’s Out! and Degrassi: The Next Generation (almost 9 years apart). It’s safe to say that we are all missing our Degrassi fix.

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Blog Love: Degrassi Tabloid

If you’re not reading Degrassi Tabloid yet – you don’t know what you’re missing!

Possibly the greatest addition to the Degrassi fandom in recent months, Degrassi Tabloid is a new Degrassi blog that literally makes up Degrassi news and posts it in hilarious ways.

Recent headlines include:
Golden-Voiced Ted Williams Responsible for Degrassi Meet & Greet Hoax
Degrassi’s John Bregar Celebrates Birthday…No One Cares
Luke Bilyk’s Brother Joins Cast of Degrassi; Bilyk Plots Show Takeover
Jordan Todosey Hits Rock Bottom, Begs Twitter for Followers

The blog has quickly become the highlight of my Degrassi day, as the sheer ridiculousness of it all has caused me to laugh out loud (literally) on numerous occasions. Hopefully Degrassi Tabloid continues to get more popular in our little Degrassi world. Bookmark it (if you haven’t already), and follow @DegrassiTabloid on Twitter!