*The interview includes video clips from what looks to be the first encounter between Frankie and Jonah in Next Class. Frankie’s crying in a music room by herself, and Jonah walks in and tells her he needs the room to practice.
*SARA: Social media plays a big part in Next Class
*EHREN: Jonah will interact with interesting characters (We know he’ll be interacting with Frankie, Maya and Grace often). He “brings about some storylines that are something that a lot of people might have different opinions on.”
*SARA: The usually-confident Frankie becomes unsure of herself in Next Class.
*TOPICS IN NEXT CLASS: Online harassment, mental illness, feminism, sexuality, racial discrimination (TNG has barely touched on racial issues, so from what I’ve heard this could easily end up being the most-prominent racial storyline since “Black and White” in Degrassi Junior High).
You can watch the full interview here: http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=769413