This morning I woke up to Degrassi trending on Facebook.
You know something in Degrassiland is big when that happens. The last time Degrassi was trending that high on Facebook was when the show was briefly canceled in 2015.
Degrassi: Next Class Season 2 makes its worldwide debut on Netflix this Friday, July 22, and the press blitz has begun! Not only are outlets talking about the show tackling #BlackLivesMatter this season, Degrassi fans old and new are excited about the upcoming #DegrassiReunion, thanks to Degrassi’s teaser:
Can’t see the video? Watch it here.
The video, which now has over 6 million views, reveals the return of a bunch of Degrassi: The Next Generation characters for an alumni event during what will be the Degrassi franchise’s 500th episode (Episode 205, #ThrowbackThursday).
Entertainment Weekly has posted an interview with Jake Epstein (Craig) where he talks about his cameo in the 500th episode and life after Degrassi, plus you can watch an exclusive clip of him in the Degrassi reunion episode here.
You can read what some of the entertainment sites are saying about Degrassi’s 500th episode below!
Teen Vogue: Degrassi Reunion Show Coming To Netflix
Seventeen: The Original “Degrassi” Cast Is Coming Back For A Reunion Episode
Just Jared Jr: Lauren Collins, Adamo Ruggiero And More Return For Degrassi Reunion
UPI: New Trailer Out For Degrassi Reunion on Netflix
People’s Choice: The Degrassi Reunion Of Your Dreams Is Really Happening
And here’s the “Where’s Drake?” articles…
USA Today: Everyone’s Back For The “Degrassi” Reunion Trailer, Except Drake
Bustle: If Drake Isn’t In The Degrassi: The Next Generation Reunion, These 14 Characters Better Show Up Instead
Fuse TV: The Degrassi Reunion Trailer Is Here, But Where’s Drake?
IndieWire: ‘Degrassi’ Reunion Episode Coming to Netflix, but Don’t Count on Drake Showing Up
Finally, here’s some of the press coverage Degrassi’s receiving for doing a #BlackLivesMatter storyline.
CBC News: Degrassi: Next Class to feature Black Lives Matter storyline in season 2
E! News:Degrassi: Next Class Season 2 Is Bringing the Black Lives Matter Movement Into the High School Hallways
ET Canada: ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ To Tackle #BlackLivesMatter In Second Season
CTV News: ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ to feature Black Lives Matter storyline
This really is amazing to see. Back when the cancellation news broke out I knew that these news outlets would be eating their words. While I didn’t see as many retraction articles that I hoped for, this is more than what I could hope for as Degrassi celebrates its 500th episode.