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WildBrain to Release New Degrassi Documentary

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WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, announces production of a three-hour documentary series about the renowned Canadian television series, Degrassi. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, the series will examine the franchise’s 40-year legacy.

Exploring the Legacy of Degrassi

WildBrain, a leading company in kids’ and family entertainment, has announced that they are currently producing a new three-hour documentary series about the popular Canadian television show, Degrassi. This documentary series is being created in partnership with the Canadian production company Peacock Alley. The series will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the creators, cast, crew, fans, and filmmakers influenced by the franchise’s 40-year legacy.

The President and CEO of WildBrain, Josh Scherba, expressed that Degrassi has remained popular over the years, resonating with fans of all ages. He commented “more people today watch Degrassi around the world than ever before. Its enduring popularity is driven by its unflinching honesty and authenticity, tackling topics and issues that teenagers everywhere face.” The documentary series will provide an inside view of the impact and influence of Degrassi on its viewers, cast, and crew.

The new documentary series will consist of three one-hour episodes and will explore the phenomenon of the iconic franchise, which has been a pioneer in programming for teens and young adults for over 40 years. The documentary will delve into the various topics and issues that Degrassi has addressed, including teen pregnancy, racism, AIDS, and gender identity.

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Degrassi was created in 1979 by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood with the intention of telling authentic stories for young people. The show has launched the careers of many performers, including the artist Drake.

The Degrassi franchise has received numerous awards and accolades throughout its six series, over 500 episodes, and four TV movies. The franchise’s success and impact have led to its induction into the Canadian Walk of Fame.


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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