Degrassi: Next Class
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Degrassi: Next Class (Season 1)
2016-01-09 (2)
# of Episodes


Air Dates

January 4, 2016 (Canada)
January 15, 2016 (US)





Season Chronology

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6

The 1st season of Degrassi: Next Class began airing on F2N on the Family Channel in Canada on January 4, 2016 and became available to stream on Netflix in most other territories worldwide on January 15, 2016. It began airing on ABC3 in Australia on May 16, 2016.

Production and casting for this season had begun in the Winter of 2015. TeenNick and MTV (Canada) would soon after announce on June 4, 2015, that they would no longer be airing Degrassi. Producers and DHX Media had already be in talks for other means to distribute the series. A few weeks later, it was announced the series would be added to a new teen block called F2N on Family Channel while it would also join Netflix and be distributed in most countries worldwide. Filming for the started on June 15, 2015 and wrapped early September 2016. Five actors were added to the main cast for its upcoming run: Amir Bageria, Jamie Bloch, Soma Bhatia, Chelsea Clark, and Dante Scott.

While technically it is another season within the current incarnation of Degrassi, it is being viewed by many as a "rebranding" or "reboot" of the series, much like "The Next Generation" was from "Degrassi High." It is also worth noting that Netflix and F2N categorizes this as a new series, and divides the 20 filmed episodes into "season one" and "season two" of Degrassi: Next Class.

Main Cast

Juniors (Class of 2016)

  • Richard Walters as Tiny Bell, a smart guy who's choosing school over drama this year.
  • Nikki Gould as Grace Cardinal, a spunky and helpful tech savvy with great tracking skills and the school's moral compass.
  • Andre Kim as Winston Chu, a smart and funny guy who's figuring out what he wants.
  • Ehren Kassam as Jonah Haak, a supposedly former troublemaker repeating his Junior year who is interested in rock music and has seen the light.
  • Eric Osborne as Miles Hollingsworth III, a bisexual billionaire bad-boy with charisma who was expelled from boarding school for arson.
  • Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin, a young cello virtuoso who is following her passion.
  • Lyle Lettau as Tristan Milligan, a loud-and-proud gay student council presidential candidate.
  • Soma Bhatia as Goldi Nahir, a student activist and feminist who, while putting her hijab on every morning, considers ways in which she can improve Degrassi and isn't afraid to speak up. (NEW)
  • Ricardo Hoyos as Zig Novak, a good boy gone bad who was recently homeless and is struggling to turn his life around.
  • Ana Golja as Zoë Rivas, a former West Drive star with a passion for fashion who uses her looks, charm, and deviousness to get her way while also discovering what makes her happy.
  • Chelsea Clark as Esme Song, a button-down keener on the outside, an erratic thrill-seeker on the inside, she lives in the moment and is ready to shake things up at Degrassi. (NEW)

Sophomores (Class of 2017)

Degrassi Staff

Recurring Cast




  • As of this season, Netflix picked up Next Class making Degrassi a Netflix Original.
  • Auditions for seasons 1 & 2 started on May 12, 2015 and ended on May 19, 2015. Casting sides for Esme, Baaz, Vijay, Goldi, and Yael were released.
  • Frankie Hollingsworth, Grace Cardinal, Maya Matlin, Miles Hollingsworth III, Winston Chu, and Zig Novak are the only characters to appear in every episode of this season. This hasn't happened since season 1.
  • Maya MatlinZig Novak, and Tristan Milliganare the only characters on the show to have been on Degrassi prior to the season 13 reform.
  • This season is the first to use the Next Class tagline.
  • This is Stefan Brogren's 20th season playing Archie Simpson.
  • Stephen Stohn has announced that from this season forward, Degrassi will be broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada and on Netflix worldwide.
  • According to many of the cast members, Next Class will be, "edgier", along with including more explicit language, as well as bringing back of the early Degrassi essence.
  • Stephan Stohn is hoping to return to the longer openings. Source
  • J.T.'s Memorial has been removed.
  • Gallery shots have been shot during July/August.
  • Lola's bedroom is a new set this season.
  • This season marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
  • This is the first season to not feature any recurring student characters.
  • This is the first season to feature a regular wearing a hijab.

Episodes List

Episode # Title Canadian Airdate International/
U.S. Airdate
Production# Series#
1–10 Season 1 January 4, 2016 January 15, 2016 101–
1 #BootyCall January 4, 2016 January 15, 2016 101 1
2 #NoFilter January 5, 2016 January 15, 2016 102 2
3 #YesMeansYes January 6, 2016 January 15, 2016 103 3
4 #NotOkay January 7, 2016 January 15, 2016 104 4
5 #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness January 8, 2016 January 15, 2016 105 5
6 #NotAllMen January 11, 2016 January 15, 2016 106 6
7 #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin January 12, 2016 January 15, 2016 107 7
8 #TeamFollowBack January 13, 2016 January 15, 2016 108 8
9 #SinceWeBeinHonest January 14, 2016 January 15, 2016 109 9
10 #SorryNotSorry January 15, 2016 January 15, 2016 110 10

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