HBO Max’s Degrassi Reboot Reportedly Canceled

Dangerous information, Panthers. HBO Max’s introduced revival of “Degrassi,” the long-running and much-beloved Canadian teen collection, is now not occurring. HBO Max confirmed to that “Degrassi” is not going to debut on the service. The Wall Street Journal broke the information in a Nov. 2 report.

The since-canceled collection was introduced again in January with “The Daring Kind”‘s Lara Azzopardi and “Riverdale”‘s Julia Cohen each signed on as showrunners and govt producers. It was additionally identified that filming was scheduled to happen in Toronto this previous summer time, although it is unclear if that ever occurred. WildBrain, which owns the Degrassi franchise, was on board to provide the remake, which bought a 10-episode order from HBO Max.

“Sequence after collection, the Degrassi franchise continues to make an indelible impression on younger viewers searching for reliable and genuine storytelling,” Amy Friedman, head of youngsters and household programming at Warner Bros., stated in a press launch on the time. “WildBrain continues to artfully seize highschool life in a compelling format that may be skilled seamlessly on HBO Max.”

“I am delighted that our first-ever fee from HBO Max is for ‘Degrassi,’ a really venerable franchise with a extremely devoted and passionate viewers,” WildBrain CEO Eric Ellenbogen added in an announcement. “That is yet one more evergreen property from our huge IP library that we’re reviving with a contemporary imaginative and prescient and creative-first method.”

In a joint assertion, Azzopardi and Cohen stated, “What excites us possibly essentially the most about reviving this beloved franchise is popping it into a really serialized one-hour drama. We’re honored to be given the chance to guide this evolution and convey this iconic collection again into individuals’s houses.”

The Degrassi franchise first premiered in 1980 with “The Children of Degrassi Avenue.” It was then adopted by “Degrassi Junior Excessive,” “Degrassi Excessive,” “Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology,” and Netflix’s “Degrassi: Subsequent Class.” HBO Max has acquired the US rights to all 14 seasons of “Degrassi: The Subsequent Technology,” that are nonetheless obtainable to stream on the platform.

For the reason that Warner Bros. and Discovery merger went by way of in April, the corporate has been broadly criticized for shelving and canceling content material. HBO Max took a few of its personal unique films and exhibits off its platform and even axed the “Batgirl” film starring Leslie Grace regardless of it being principally full. HBO Max has additionally considerably reduce on animation tasks.

Picture Supply: HBO Max

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