Linda Schuyler: creator of the 'Degrassi' series, brings the drama to Netflix

‘Degrassi’ is one of the longest-running and most successful franchises in TV history. It's been seen on PBS, Nickelodeon and now, new episodes can be streamed on Netflix.

Linda Schuyler is the creator of the hit teen series.

A Netflix original, Degrassi tackles discussion-worthy topics that matter to teens, from those seemingly insignificant (butt-size and blemishes) to the bigger issues like sex and consent, sexuality and race as they journey towards adulthood. This show is funny, sexy and topical and continues to be fearless in its storytelling.

Degrassi provides its young viewers with a chance to see their own lives reflected back to them by exploring growing pains from multiple points of view, without judging or preaching – trying to help empower them to make their own decisions. By enlisting the help of a diverse cast of characters, the series encourages tolerance for people’s different ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation and physical abilities.

Telling serialized stories of first experiences with big hooks keep the audience engaged from episode to episode, Degrassi successfully balances gritty realism and infectious humor, capturing the joy and angst of contemporary teenage life.

Episodes of ‘Degrassi: Next Class’ are available now on Netflix.

Follow Degrassi on Twitter: @Degrassi with the hashtag #DegrassiNextClass

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